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Canine Cushings Syndrome


"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."

-Margo K.

Article Type: Canine Cushings Syndrome

Canine Cushings Syndrome

Cushing’s Syndrome is a glandular up-regulation of the body’s internal steroid production. It is usually caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland at the base of the brain but also occurs, less commonly, due to a malignant cancer of the adrenal gland.

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