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Old 08-30-2005, 11:50 AM
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Default My 6 year old doberman has Cushings

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My doberman Penelope was tested yesterday for Cushings Syndrome after displaying pretty much every symptom. My vet just called and confirmed that not only does she have it but that it is adrenal based. He wants her in for xrays tomorrow and said that surgery would probably be her best bet for survival. He said that without it the illness could cause tumors in other parts of her body but that the surgery is very high risk. Has anyone had a dog with this diagnosis who has come through okay? He also said that he would need to treat her with Lysodren (sp?) first to supress it. I'm just so scared...she's my baby and I couldn't stand to lose her. We don't care what it costs, we just want the best possible treatment.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:52 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear about your poor baby. I know nothing about dobermans, but I wish you all the best.
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:44 PM
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So sorry to hear about Penelope. Try posting this in the health section so maybe someone familiar with cushings can see it.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:00 PM
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Do I have the person for you to talk to!
http://www.healinghorsesnaturally.com/
I know this is a horse site I and others have consulted with her on herbs for our dogs with health problems. She also does consultations with some of the local groomers with work related joint problems
Sharon Stebeleski is an amazing herbalist. Go on to consultation or ask a herbalist.
My friend has a horse recently diagnosed with Cushings disease. Her Vet gave her no hope. Sharon recommended a special blend of herbs, I believe it consisted of Chaste Tree Berries, Milk Thistle seeds for liver support, hawthorn to support her heart, kelp for thyroid, b vitamins, and a probiotic--Fastrack. Her horse has come around 110%.
http://www.equine-rescue.com/equine-cushings.html

Chaste tree berries http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=1646
http://www.healthcentral.com/peoples...408/20597.html

Here is a yahoo group you can join regarding Cushings disease in Canines.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Canine...utoimmuneCare/
or go to http://www.yahoo.com/ click groups then type in Cushings.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:09 PM
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Here is an article on treating Cushings with Mitotane Lysodren Rx
http://www.vetinfo.com/dlysodren.html
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:21 PM
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Poor baby. I'm sorry. Hope you find something that helps.
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