Can you recognise the signs of Cushings disease in your dog?

September 3, 2019


Cushing’s Disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is a result of an elevation of cortisol (the stress hormone) in your dog’s blood.

Dogs affected by Cushing’s disease will often show one or several of the following signs:

- A ravenous appetite
- An increase in drinking and urination
- A pot-bellied appearance
- Hair loss
- Muscle weakness
- Lethargy
- And a ‘rat tailed’ appearance

Generally, these symptoms will develop over time in a dog with Cushing’s.

Cushing’s diseases can be diagnosed with a blood test, called an ACTH Stim Test.

If you’re concerned about your dog, give us a call on (02) 4925 2999 to make an appointment for a general health check. 

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