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What are the symptoms of 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 most often affects middle-aged and older dogs. Symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome can look similar to that of other conditions. But you may notice you dog:

  • Is thirstier than usual
  • Seems hungrier
  • Pees more often
  • Loses hair or it seems slow to grow
  • Gets a pot belly
  • Has thinning skin
  • Seems very tired and inactive
  • Pants a lot
  • Gets skin infections

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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