Possible Cushing's Disease in Dog
(Valley Stream, NY)
First thank you for helping me with my Dogs "open" wart problem a few months ago. I am happy to report that it has shrunken in size dramatically and no surgery needed!! yay!
So I took Dulce to the vet recently for her rabies shot, heart worm test, and to take a look at her hind legs...she's been having increasing problems in walking. The Vet gave us Deramaxx for her pain. I'm still deciding whether to give it to her as much as she prescribed (I've read horror stories and good stories about that drug). We are currently searching for an acupuncturist to help her hips instead.
Anyways, The vet asked if we wanted to do some blood work on her since she just turned 13 to make sure everything is ok. The results came back ok. Just that she hd elevated levels of (i forget the name) enzymes. That the normal level is 130 and Dulce has 230 indicates possible Cushing's Disease. So she suggested and blood analysis for 2 hours of something and give her a steroid to see "how she responds".
I'm sorry this description is a bit vague... the vet called me in the morning and I was thrown for a loop and I don't know what to do. Is there a better way of going deeper into this? I don't want to ignore it, but i do want a second opinion and suggestion of what to do now.
I GREATLY appreciate your help in this matter.
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