Articles with Cushing’s disease

Change in Drinking Habits in Dogs: Pixie’s Excessive Thirst

Change in Drinking Habits in Dogs: Pixie’s Excessive Thirst

Do you know what can cause excessive drinking and urination in your dog? Should you be concerned? Excessive drinking and urinary accidents in dogs often go hand-in-hand. So it is only natural that all that fluid has to make its way back out. The causes of increased drinking and urination include: urinary tract infections (UTI) uterine infections diabetes Cushing’s disease…

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Excessive Thirst in a Dog: Oscar’s Increased Drinking and Diagnosis

Excessive Thirst in a Dog: Oscar’s Increased Drinking and Diagnosis

Different environmental and physiological factors determine how much water your dog needs to drink on any given day. Things that influence fluctuation in your dog’s water intake include: ambient temperature activity level type of diet However, with all things being equal, if your dog starts drinking more than usual, you need to consider an underlying health problem. Illnesses that will…

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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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A Primer On Cushing’s Disease

A Primer On Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s disease, named after the first physician who reported it, is caused by an excess of cortisol in the body.  It is most common in middle-aged to older dogs, especially poodles, dachshunds, Boston terriers, boxers, and beagles. Introduction Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone that is involved in metabolism and response to stress.   It is produced by the adrenal glands, which…

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Veterinary Highlights: Analysis Of Dog Hair Reveals Hormonal Imbalance – redirect

Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) is a common endocrinological disorder in dogs. It is estimated that one to two dogs our of a thousand/per year will get it. The symptoms are often written off as signs of normal aging and the diagnosis is complicated. Recent research at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna has shown that…

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