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How is Cushing’s syndrome in dogs diagnosed?

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Cushing’s happens with your dog’s body makes too much of a stress hormone called cortisol. No test can diagnose the condition with total accuracy. Your vet will rule out other health problems. Blood and urine tests can check for infections, proteins, and other signs of problems that are common in animals with Cushing’s. If the vet thinks your dog might have it, they will do a hormone screening test. An ultrasound scan of your pet’s belly can show any tumor and its location, which will help your vet decide on treatment.

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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