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The Function of Cortisol: What Happens In A Dog’s Body When It Goes Awry?

The Function of Cortisol: What Happens In A Dog’s Body When It Goes Awry?

Cortisol is a vital hormone from the glucocorticoid family of steroid hormones. Cortisol is primarily produced by a dog’s adrenal glands. In health, cortisol plays a critical role in the dog’s ability to cope with stress. It stimulates glucose production and the breakdown of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to provide fuel for the body. Cortisol also suppresses the immune system.…

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Dog Adrenal Hormones: What is the Difference between Adrenaline and Cortisol?

Dog Adrenal Hormones: What is the Difference between Adrenaline and Cortisol?

Adrenaline and cortisol are produced by your dog’s adrenal glands. Both of these hormones play a role during stress but their functions are different. Recently I read a veterinary article about elevated liver enzymes in [senior] dogs. The author wrote it from the perspective of clinical experience. Among other things, the article explained how liver enzyme elevation can be a…

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