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

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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