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Cat Cushings Disease

…of cat Cushings disease. Appetite changes may also occur, frequently in the form of an increased appetite. Some cats suffering from adrenal gland dysfunction also experience changes with their coats. For example, a cats fur may thin or display signs of slow regrowth. With respect to Cushings disease, hair loss and thinning most typically occur on the cats body, rather than on the legs and head. Calcified lumps may also develop under the cats

Dog Cushings Disease

…problems.Causes There are three main causes of Cushings Disease, one of which is medical treatment. This results in what is known as Iatrogenic Cushings Disease, which arises when a dog receives large daily doses of cortisol over a long period of time in order to treat some other medical condition such as allergies. Dogs are particularly susceptible to this type of hyperadrenocorticism, more so than cats. Fortunately, this form of the condition…

Cat Increased Appetite

in cats and finally pituitary tumors can cause a cat to develop Cushings. Symptoms include increased appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, Cat Swollen Abdomen, hair loss, and lethargy. Treatment depends on the cause. If corticosteroids are the cause, then a gradual tapering off of the drug, will normally improve the cats overall health. Drug therapy has not shown to be effective in cats, as it has when dogs develop Cushings disease.

Cat Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism is the medical term for or Cushings syndrome. It is the result of too much cortisol production by a cat’s adrenal gland. It is a rare disease in cats and is often linked with mellitus.CausesVeterinary Induced: this is the result of too many steroids being prescribed. Adrenal tumors: almost 50% of all are malignant. What happens with Cushings Disease is that the cat’s adrenal glands tend to ignore the signals of one…

Cat Diabetes

…than female cats. Genetics and a lack of a nutritional diet may also predispose a cat to developing diabetes. Medical conditions such as chronic pancreatitis and other hormonal disorders such as hyperthyroidism and Cushings disease have also been linked to the onset of feline diabetes. Furthermore, certain medications like megestrol acetate and some corticosteroids may also have a hand in triggering the onset of diabetes in cats. Thus, even…

Atopy - Inhalant Allergies

…can help decrease the amount and effects of histamine along with other chemicals that are involved in an immune response to allergies. The successful results are an improved quality of coat and shine. Corticosteroids carry the risk of iatrogenic Cushing’s Disease and excessive levels of gluco corticoids. Immunotherapy may reduce itching in sixty to seventy percent of canines and seventy-three percent of felines. Allergy shots require injection…

High Blood Pressure

…pet’s blood. In fact, kidney disease and high blood pressure are interrelated: high blood pressure can expedite the progression of kidney disease and kidney disease can cause high blood pressure. There are a number of possible causes for high blood pressure in your pet. Chronic renal failure is highly associated with hypertension. In addition, a condition known as hyperthyroidism has been known to lead to high blood pressure. Cushing’s disease,

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