My moms vet told her our lab may have this cushings disease. Could you please tell me a little bit about it.
The clinical signs of cushings dz result mostly from chronic elevations in cortisol levels. Clinical signs include, increased appetite, bitaterally symetrical hair thinning or loss, distended abdomen and drinking and urinating more frequently. A diagnosis is made with a dexamethasone suppression test in combination with a ACTH stimulation test. If your dog is diagnosed with this dz your vet will talk to you about treatment. Thanks, vetcare