When to Euthanize a Dog with Cushing’s Disease? Vet Advice!

The average lifespan of a dog with Cushing’s disease is about three years after their initial diagnosis.

In this post, Dr. Sara Ochoa, DVM, will explain what Cushing’s disease is and how to treat it. She will also answer the important question of “When to euthanize a dog with Cushing’s disease?”

Cushing’s disease occurs when your dog’s body produces high levels of cortisol. These steroid hormones come from the adrenal glands.

What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

There are three main causes of this disease, and each carries their own prognosis. 1. Pituitary Dependent 2. Adrenal Dependent 3. Steroid Use

Cause of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

These are some of the most common signs: 1. Pot Bell appearance 2. Increased urination 3. Increase thirst

Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

These are a few things that you should consider: 1. Is your dog in pain? 2. Is your dog happy to see you?

When is it time to euthanize a dog with Cushing’s disease?

There are the most common drugs used to treat Cushing’s disease: 1. Vetoryl (trilostane) 2. Lysodren (Mitotane) 3. Selegiline

Treatment for Cushing’s Disease

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