Cushings Dogs - A Personal Story About How We Managed Canine Cushings Disease
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.
These pages are about our personal experience with managing our Cushings dog - but if you are interested in learning more about the disease itself, a good place to start is this article: What Exactly is Cushing's Disease?
This disease is so difficult because the symptoms mirror "old age." Treatment is expensive and requires an attentive pet owner... but it can work wonders for the dog. Cushings can be managed and provide an improved quality of life for your dog. This section of dog health articles are about our personal experiences with the disease, along with some informational tips and links to useful websites.
An Overview of Cushing's Disease
Please remember that every dog is an individual. Dogs will show different symptoms, and respond differently to treatment for canine Cushings. Cushings dogs can (and have!) happily live out their expected lifespans. Below are some links with a description of our own journey with Cushings disease - hopefully it can help provide a starting point for discussions with your own vet.