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Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease Feeding Guide

Ready for immediate download
Overview of Cushing’s Disease, its causes and symptoms
Dietary adjustments and guidelines
Suggested natural supplements
Complete with recipes

£29.95

Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease Feeding Guide

Ready for immediate download
Overview of Cushing’s Disease, its causes and symptoms
Dietary adjustments and guidelines
Suggested natural supplements
Complete with recipes

£29.95

Dog Cushing’s Disease Feeding Guide

Cushing’s Disease or Cushing’s Syndrome, also known as Hyperadrenocorticism, is caused when your dog’s adrenal glands produce too much of the hormonal steroid cortisol. Cortisol helps your dog fight stress, control weight, keep blood sugar levels in check and fight infection.

Mostly affecting middle-aged and older dogs, Cushing’s is a difficult condition to diagnose and treat because its symptoms are so similar to other canine health conditions.

These symptoms include:
• Increased thirst and urination
• Constant hunger
• Hair loss
• Skin infections
• Distended abdomen (pot belly)
• Tiredness
• Weakness and muscle wastage
• Excessive panting

Dogs suffering from Cushing’s Disease are more susceptible to pancreatitis, high cholesterol and diabetes than normal, healthy dogs.

There are two major types of Cushing’s Disease. The most common of these is caused by a benign tumour in the pituitary gland which is situated at the base of the brain. This is known as Pituitary Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism or PDH. PDH results in some 85% of Cushing’s cases.

A tumour in one (and sometimes both) of your dog’s two pituitary glands results in some 15% of cases. This is known as Adrenal Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism or ADH.

A third type of the disease, Iatrogenic Cushing’s Disease, is caused by prolonged use of steroids.

A major cause, perhaps the predominant cause of Cushing’s Disease, is considered to be over vaccination, either of the patient dog itself or of its parents. If this hypotheses is correct, it is a shocking indictment of the veterinary profession!

Treatment of Cushing’s Disease

Once your vet has diagnosed which type of Cushing’s your dog has, treatment will comprise either regular medication, surgery or perhaps a combination of the two. Those are out of your control. But what you can control is your dog’s diet.

To that end, I highly recommend this dog cushing’s disease diet plan.

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