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Cushing’s Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

Cushing’s Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney,Tx Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome in Pets Increases in thirst (polydipsia), urination (polyuria), and appetite (polyphagia) are symptoms seen in a number of diseases, and one of the most important of those is called Cushing’s Syndrome. This is also called hyperadrenocorticism. Notice the hair loss and “pot-belly” appearance of this dog with Cushing’s Syndrome.    The signs of Cushing’s are caused by an overproduction of cortisol (cortisone) by the body’s adrenal glands. This excessive cortisol also causes decreased immune response to infection, thinning of the skin, symmetrical hair Read more