DISCLAIMER: I'm not a vet and I have no veterinary or medical background whatsoever. This information on Cushings disease in dogs is not meant as a substitute or replacement for veterinary advice. It's meant for educational and informational purposes only, as a starting point for discussing the diagnosis and treatment of canine Cushings disease with a qualified vet.
I had been scouring the internet for more information about Cushings, and someone had mentioned Cushex Drops. Reviews on various websites that sold the drops were generally positive, but Cushex got mixed reviews on forums. I was hesitant to try it since there are no scientific studies to back it up.
At one point, my dog's Cushings symptoms started getting much worse. It felt like it happened so quickly. He had been panting more than he used to, but he never had excessive drinking or urination up until then. Then, in the space of a month, he started:
My dog is rock-solid housetrained, and he was having accidents in the house when we didn't notice his requests to go out. He just couldn't help himself. And it distressed him.
This is the time that I seriously started to consider Cushex Drops. I wasn't sure they would do any good, but since the vet said she didn't think it would do any harm, I figured we might as well give it a go. Another dog owner who lives near me swore by it, saying that it had relieved his dog's symptoms for years.
Anyhow, I picked some up one day and started giving my dog 3 drops twice a day. In about 2 weeks time, I did notice that he was sleeping better. But his water consumption and urination did not ease (they also didn't get worse, they just didn't get better). Even after 3 months there was no noticeable change. And now his sleeping patterns are back to what they used to be (he shows some restlessness at night).
So do the Cushex Drops help to relieve the symptoms of Cushings Disease in dogs?
You can easily find lots of Cushex Drops reviews online. Take them with a grain of salt. Perhaps the drops work to relieve Cushings Disease symptoms, perhaps they don't... but because they don't seem to hurt, I will continue to give them just in case they do help. Remember that every dog's health situation is different, so ask your vet's opinion first if you decide you'd like to try Cushex Drops.
First, let me say that our experience of canine Cushing's like yours has been very difficult and frustrating. Our dog is an 11 year old male shih tzu. Initial symptoms were excessive thirst, panting, hair loss, and muscle weakness and pot-bellied appearance. Upon diagnosis, I was very reluctant to use the off-label chemo drugs. I decided to try the Cushex drops and simultaneously change his diet to chicken/rice/string beans/hard boiled eggs. Initially the change was astonishing. All of his symptoms abated after several weeks.
I am now into month four and sadly I see his excessive thirst and urination issue returning.
So I would say the drops can and do work but for what duration I can't say.
At this point I am going to try and find a holistic vet to see if there are other options beside these drugs that all have potentially devastating side effects. I cannot see the point of putting him on a drug that may solve one issue only potentially to cause another.
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