Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:09 AM
Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:29 AM
I've no practical advice to offer I'm afraid but just wanted to say how sorry I am that you've had such an awful time
I'm sure someone will be along to offer some help,
Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:37 AM
Hi Dawn, whilst I none of my dogs has had Cushings I have known at least three dogs belonging to friends and obedience competition folk that have had the disease and all have led a normal length life albeit having to have medication every day for the rest of their lives.
There are two types one that is caused by a tumour on the pituitary gland and another that is adrenal gland caused.
I wouldn't necessarily get depressed and feel bleak because there is lots of information out there and support (including yahoo groups) for dogs with Cushings and if you research enough you will find hope.
It may turn out not to be Cushings and be something else - I am sending you a huge hug just to get you through this horrible period in your life.
Anne, Barty & Chloe
Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:07 AM
Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:13 PM
Thank you for posting this, Dawn. A friend of mine has a yorkshire terrier who came from Dogs Trust a year ago. He's transformed her life and given her something to live for (even though he's not the easiest dog in the world to live with).
He's permanently hungry with an enormous pot belly and drinks an enormous amount. This week he's been diagnosed as having Cushings. My friend is on a very tight budget and although he's insured so that should cover his vets bills and medicine for a few months, when that runs out she'll really struggle to pay the bills.
It's good to know that there are stories of dogs living good, long lives with Cushings. Jeebs is only a young dog and it would just be awful for her to lose him. She's had so much loss in her life already.
Does anyone know of any "alternative therapies" which might help little Jeebs? Or otherwise have any tips on how to make his life the best it can be?
Thanks a lot