Monday, July 21, 2014

Cushing's Disease

The Vet called today and said that Velvet's blood tests indicate that she is not in renal failure (kidney failure), but that it looks like she has Cushing's Disease.  From what I understand, Cushing's Disease is the result of a benign tumor on the pituitary gland.  The symptoms seem to be very similar to kidney disease, but this has a much better prognosis.  Since she is doing so well on the medicine for her eye and ear infections, we're going to continue her antibiotics for a second week and then do a new urinalysis after that and pray for better numbers.

For more information on Cushing's Disease, I found this article to be very helpful:
Cushing's Disease in Dogs


  1. sweet little velvet, you take your meds for mommy, ok? we want you feeling the best you can!

    1. She is getting so much better at taking everything. I'm really very proud of her. I'm going to call the vet tomorrow, though and see if we can speed up getting the medicine for the actual disease. I would think all of her infections should be cleared up by now.