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Old 04-13-2009, 05:34 PM
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Okay, so you have a

Patient: 3 1/2 year old toy poodle, female, spayed.

Symptoms:
* Increased Water Consumption : markedly increased, she can drink an entire bowl down.

* LAZY, no energy... out to potty, otherwise sleeping ALWAYS.

* lost a pound (from 7 to 6 pounds, so it is a lot o weight)

* patches of missing hair on the back of legs (small spots, been there over a year, may or may not be related)


Diagnosis?!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:47 PM
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I hope it isn't Cushings.....that's how Boomer's started. Is it one of the girls?
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:50 PM
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I would test for Cushings and diabetes.
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:50 PM
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Well I didnt want to put anything in anyones head... but Cushings is what I was thinking also.

Yes, it is Elle.

She went to the vet today for bloodwork, the vet feels she is too young for Cushings but the symptoms just all seem to match up. :sad:
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:52 PM
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my first guess was diabetes. I don't know much about cushings, though
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my first guess was diabetes. I don't know much about cushings, though
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same here....

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Old 04-13-2009, 05:57 PM
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Boomer first started symptoms of Cushings at around that age and was diagnosed at 5 years old. I had other test done on him first when the symptoms first started, test like diabetes and thyroid, but they came up negative. We did the other test first because Boomer was so young. His first Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test, for cushings, were borderline....the ones taken 6 months later were decisive.

I hope your baby doesn't have it.....I'll keep her in my thoughts. Even the diagnosis of hypo/hyperthyroidism would be better.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:01 PM
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I didnt go to the vet, I noticed the symptoms while I was home and my mom took her to the vet today.

Will regular blood tests not show Cushings? What special tests do?
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did they do a urinalysis?
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did they do a urinalysis?
they couldnt get any urine, my mom said they told her to get some and bring it in tmrw.
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