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Is there a cure or treatment for Cushing’s syndrome in dogs?

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Cushing's syndrome happens when your dog’s body makes too much of a stress-fighting hormone called cortisol. It almost always is caused by a tumor in either the adrenal or pituitary glands. Surgery may take out the tumor on the adrenal glands and cure your dog. Surgery may not help if the tumor has spread elsewhere. Drugs work best for problems that come from the pituitary gland.

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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