An article about Cushing’s Disease in dogs, the consumer is a client of Dr Johnson at Johnson Vet Services. This is a very simplified description to orient a customer to the condition.
PREMISE: There’s an organ in dog’s bodies that makes a hormone that allows them to deal with stress. And it allows the kidney to make changes as needed across the body. It’s a “regulatory” chemical, and it’s called “CORTISOL”. The organ that produces this hormone is “the adrenal gland” located down in the abdomen next to the kidney.
In some cases, a dog starts making TOO MUCH cortisol. The side effects are:
- Extreme vulnerability to infections
- Thin skin
- Elevated liver enzymes, and even liver damage
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