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Cushing's syndrome
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:55pm

I have tried to find more formation on the link between desexing an older female dog and Cushing's, but haven't had much luck. Apart from it is more common in desexed small female dogs around the age of 10yrs. Poodles are also listed in dogs more likely to develop it, seems she had a few things going against her.
She has had her 3rd dose of medication today and things are already improving. She isn't drinking as much, so her pot belly isn't so enlarged by the end of the day. Her infections (ear & belly) are also clearing up faster. She is also alot happier.
It will take months for her skin and fur to get back to normal, it seems she will be requiring a whole winter wardrobe.

  • thanksmary v, Fri Jun 21 4:13pm
    Thanks for sharing that info that's sounds pretty bad, shoudn't the vet explained this to you before you went ahead, ive never had my spoody desexed the vet asks me every year when I get his annual... more
    • Cushing's syndrome — Robyn, Sat Jun 22 10:55pm
      • Cushing's syndromespoodles.queensland2011, Mon Jun 24 8:25am
        Roybn, this is so sad. I hope your girl has a speedy recovery.
        • Re: Cushing's syndromeRobyn, Mon Jun 24 11:48am
          It is sad. We are also grateful that it is something that can be managed, so we should get a few more good years with our girl. The information I've been able to find so far indicates it can also be... more
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