A Primer On Cushing’s Disease: What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

A Primer On Cushing’s Disease: What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

Cushing’s disease, named after the first physician who reported it, results from an excess of cortisol in the body.  It is most common in middle-aged to older dogs. The most susceptible breeds include: Poodles Dachshunds Boston Terriers Boxers Beagles Introduction Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone that controls metabolism and response to stress.   It is produced by the adrenal glands, which…

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IMHA Complications in a Dog: Whitney’s Lost Battle

IMHA Complications in a Dog: Whitney’s Lost Battle

Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a condition in which the dog’s immune system attacks its own red blood cells. If severe anemia wasn’t bad enough, IMHA is notorious for its complications. The most common complication is thromboembolic disease. As a result, blood can clot within vital organs and cause difficulty breathing and even sudden death. Source: South Carolina Veterinary Specialists Thank…

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