How Can I identify Cushing Syndrome in dogs, Prevent it or Treat it?

by Denyse Lessard November 26, 2015 4 min read


How Can I identify Cushing Syndrome in dogs, Prevent it or Treat it?


Have you ever felt helpless, desperate and powerless when it comes to helping your dog face a difficult health issues?


Everyone has a different solution and yet no one really knows what the problem is. Try one and a million things only to find that nothing has lasting effects!! How frustrating and costly!  


Be assured that, if this is your case, you are not alone. This situation can, and probably has happened to every one of us pet owners. Sometimes it even seems that right after solving one problem another arises.



Did you know that sometimes problems and diseases are caused by medications given to treat other problems?? This is often the unhappy case with Cushing’s Syndrome…





My Dog has Cushing’s, What Now?


Since there are 2 different causes for this disease, the treatments vary as well. Unfortunately, in most cases, the treatment options usually turn to lifelong medications. Your Vet will be able to pin point which medication would be right for your dog.


But be prepared, the initial ‘induction’ period (about 1 week) will probably have serious side effects on your dog. Keep a close eye on them during this period, your poor dog will need you more than ever!


Sometimes, even with the medication, the Cushing’s symptoms return later on in their life, so be prepared. If a tumor is the cause of Cushing’s, surgery is the most common treatment, and if all goes well, the problem should be solved!


If surgery is not possible, then usually a medication is given to reduce the cortisol release caused by the tumor. There are here again no guarantees even with surgery. However, untreated Cushing’s can be deadly.


This article is in no way meant to scare any of you. However, it is important to treat dogs if we want them to live long and happy lives.


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Prevent Cushing’s Disease Now!


I’m sure that after reading this article, you will agree with me that we want to prevent having to deal with Cushing’s disease!! How can this be done?


I have one word to for you: AWARENESS. Know the signs and causes. Get your dog treated early and avoid long-term side effects! Is your dog still taking a medicine that can cause an over production of cortisol?


Try and find alternative options and strengthen his immune system with probiotics or other similar boosters.


You will find the effort well worth it to avoid serious consequences in the future. We love our dogs so much so let’s do our best to protect them as best we can.


Let’s be aware and act! This way we can all enjoy our beautiful furry friends for a long time to come.



Denyse Lessard
Denyse Lessard


Denyse Lessard is a therapist in alternative medicine.

She has an extensive educational background and has earned multiple degrees, including diplomas in Chinese medicine, Reflexology, Naturopathy & Iridology, and Homeopathy. She is also a member of the Association of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Quebec, and the Professional Union of Homeopaths of Quebec.

When working with her patients, Denyse believes in not only helping pets achieve optimum health, but keeping them in tip-top shape for their entire lives.

We invite you to learn more about Denyse's expertise in the alternative field.

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