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Cushings Disease in Dogs

Cushing’s syndrome is a chronic illness that can affect your dog. If left untreated it can rapidly and severely affect your dog’s quality of life and can lead to a range of more severe health problems and in certain cases can cause fatal complications.

Cushing’s syndrome is an incurable but entirely treatable condition that is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary gland.

Cushing's Disease in Dogs

The pituitary gland governs growth and governs adrenaline production. The pituitary gland produces a hormone called cortisol, which stimulates growth and also stimulates the adrenal glands in to production.

A healthy pituitary gland will create growth hormones during the normal canine growth period and will cease production once the dog is fully grown.

An over active or otherwise malfunctioning pituitary gland can cause excessive growth. It can also cause excessive adrenaline production as it sends incorrect messages to the adrenal glands. The over production of adrenaline is what causes Cushing’s Syndrome.

Some breeds are more prone to the disease than others, including:

  • Poodle
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Dachshund
  • German Shepherd
  • Labrador
  • Boston Terrier
  • Golden Retriever
  • Beagle

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