Hi everyone and thank you Dr Finch. My Boston who is my “service-dog” and 9 years old has Cushings and I am worried there is pain involved with this disease. I have not started her on any meds yet because her Vet said it would eventually kill off her adrenaline glands and then ultimately cause her death. I feel like I am doing the wrong things with Bojangles in that I have not been treating the disease but rather putting up with her symptoms and I do not want her to suffer. She has “insanity-anxiety” attacks whenever there is food around. We change her water bowl zillions of times a day. I sometimes get so frustrated that I lose my patience with her and I certainly do not like getting frustrated. I feel like my best friend in the whole world is sick and I can’t fix it. We use to be very close and now for her comfort she is in my husbands lap most of the time which is her only solace. Dr Finch what should I do?
I sometimes find her in the middle of the night on the cold floor and she will be icy to touch. The other hard thing is the belly weight has made her breathing tube squashed so it creates excessive mucous and she hacks constantly. We were told to treat this disorder with childrens benadryl.
Any advice would be be helpful. The vets are so expensive around here but I want her helped. Can you tell me if she is in pain?
A few natural products vie for the Canine Cushing’s market. You mentioned Supraglan and Cushex, neither of which am I qualified to talk about although I’m sure they are fine products. My recommendation is one of our Primalix naturopathic-veterinary Herbal Extract “Functional Food Drops” formulated specifically to ameliorate and eliminate symptoms of Cushing’s in all dog breeds. It’s called Primalix CortiQuel and everything I have to say about this safe and effective herbal remedy can be found at Cushing’s in Dogs.