Nice crew there henryj:supergrin:
My wifes old cocker had cushings, so I know what you mean. We have a 4 year old half aussie shepherd that is exhibiting some of the early signs, we're hoping it is not cushings.
I have a ? for henryj and tomcatz and anyone else with some advice. My almost 13yr. old mini schnauzer is borderline cushings. We go next week for another round of bloodwork. I've never dealt with cushings before is this something that is difficult to work with? Nick's sister had diabetes which was not to much trouble. I noticed Nick lost his waistline but I just thought that was because I retired him from agility. Then I started noticing other possible things(seems to always be hungry etc.)I know exactly what goes in his mouth and couldn't explain the weight gain.
As I understand Cushing's, it's a relatively slow degenerative muscle disease. Part of Molly's pot-bellied look is the loss of muscle strength in her abdomen. She and Igor are both nine years old, and their mom (Abby) is twelve. We expect another year or two with Molly, all we can do is watch and wait. Treatment involves medication that partially destroys (I think) adrenal function, since that's implicated in Cushing's. Every dog is different, you can find out a lot more with a Google search on it than I can remember. Abby has been described as "borderline", so again we watch and wait. No real symptoms yet. We'll know Abby is getting sick when she stops being "in your face" about her psychotic ball games.
And his brother Jerry doing his "pet me I'm perfect" routine. These criminals were both rescues from a shelter, brothers from a litter of four. We were told we had to take them as a set. Best move we ever made.