Rehabilitation through treatment
Irrespective of the cause of Cushing's, the result is always the same - more cortisol is produced than is actually needed by the body. This results in the slow development of a combination of clinical signs that are associated with the condition.
Have more questions? Here are some of the most frequent queries we answer about your dog's condition
Signs and Symptoms
How is Cushing's syndrome diagnosed?
When your veterinary surgeon suspects Cushing’s syndrome, they will perform blood tests to confirm the diagnosis.
The cortisol concentration in the blood fluctuates greatly throughout the day in both healthy dogs and dogs with Cushing’s. It is for this reason diagnosis cannot be confirmed by just one measurement of cortisol. The two tests that are most commonly used to confirm a diagnosis of Cushing’s are called ACTH stimulation test and the low-dose dexamethasone suppression test. It may be necessary to perform both tests.
Does Vetoryl have any side effects?
Treatment is well-tolerated by most dogs. If your dog develops any signs of illness whilst on Treatment including lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea and anorexia stop treatment immediately and contact your veterinary surgeon as soon as possible.
If you become concerned with your dog's health
you should consult your veterinary surgeon immediately.