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How can dogs get Cushing’s syndrome?

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Cushing's syndrome happens when your dog’s body makes too much of a stress-fighting hormone called cortisol. The condition is also called hypercortisolism and hyperadrenocorticism. It can be tricky for a vet to diagnose, because it has the same symptoms as other conditions. Many animals, and people, can get Cushing’s syndrome.

From: Cushing’s Syndrome in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College Veterinary Internal Medicine. "ACVIM Fact Sheet: Cushing's Syndrome in Dogs."

The Merck Veterinary Manual. "Hyperadrenocorticism."

VCA Animal Hospitals.

University of Rochester Medical College.

FDA.

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 06, 2019

SOURCES:

American College Veterinary Internal Medicine. "ACVIM Fact Sheet: Cushing's Syndrome in Dogs."

The Merck Veterinary Manual. "Hyperadrenocorticism."

VCA Animal Hospitals.

University of Rochester Medical College.

FDA.

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 06, 2019

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