Spotting the signs of Cushing's disease could potentially save your dog's life. Here we outline some of the common warning symptoms to look out for (and don't forget, you can get more information on Cushing's in dogs by accessing this free Cushing's disease report
Canine Cushing’s syndrome is a chronic (lifelong) illness that can affect any dog (yes, even YOUR dog). If left untreated it can rapidly and severely affect your dog’s quality of life and can lead to a range of more severe health problems and in certain cases, it can cause death.
Although Canine Cushing’s syndrome is not curable, it IS an entirely treatable condition that is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary gland.
Common Symptoms of Cushing's Disease in Dogs
* An increase intake of water
* An increased frequency and quantity of urination (this may include having your dog pee inside the house when this was previously not an issue)
* An increased appetite, which may result in food stealing and begging
* A pot belly or bloated abdomen
* Weight gain
* Excessive panting
* A dull, dry coat and thinning hair
* Calcified lumps on the skin
* Pancreatitis in dogs
Go to: www.cushingsindogs.org
and download the free report.
Source: DogMagazine.net – the K9 Magazine blog
Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs