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Old 04-13-2009, 06:14 PM
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Another early symptom with Boomer, even early on, was a voracious appetite. I had to be sure that the garbage was put away because he'd constantly be thinking of it, more then the average dog. What is strange with Boomer is they say one possible symptom with Cushings was weight gain but he has the opposite, and due to the loss of muscle mass (another symptom) it makes him look a lot older then he should be.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:18 PM
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As for his test he first had the Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test, and now every 6 months to monitor his cortisol levels he gets the Adrenocorticotropic hormone test (ACTH).
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As for his test he first had the Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test, and now every 6 months to monitor his cortisol levels he gets the Adrenocorticotropic hormone test (ACTH).
sorry to be totally stupid here... but are those just specific blood tests?
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:25 PM
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Yes, it tests the cortisol levels in the blood, which increases with Cushings.
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Yes, it tests the cortisol levels in the blood, which increases with Cushings.
ok, thank you.

I really wish... I had been able to take her in when I could go home... hopefully since I told my mom to bring up Cushings and she did, he at least ran these tests. I know she is considered young as far as the average age of onset, but I have read of dogs as young as 2 getting it.

I know he also brought up diabetes and thyroid issues so I am sure he tested for them.

We usually hear back pretty soon from them, so thanks for all the vibes everyone!
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:34 PM
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With either of the two tests for Cushings, she'd would have had to have stayed at the vet a few hours. I bring bring Boomer in the morning, they take a first blood test then injected him with something, can't remember what it was called, then redo the blood work later on.

Hugs to Elle, baby girl! Hope it's nothing serious!
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:36 PM
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With either of the two tests for Cushings, she'd would have had to have stayed at the vet a few hours. I bring bring Boomer in the morning, they take a first blood test then injected him with something, can't remember what it was called, then redo the blood work later on.

Hugs to Elle, baby girl! Hope it's nothing serious!
I see... guess he is going to try and rule out other things first.
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