Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease is a condition that occurs when the dog’s pituitary gland produces too much ACTH. This hormone is responsible for controlling cortisol levels in most animals, including dogs.

Cushing’s Disease can be caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland or by excessive levels of cortisol in the bloodstream. It can also be caused by a tumor in other parts of the body (such as the adrenal glands) that are responsible for producing cortisol.

Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease include:

  • Weight gain (excessive)
  • Excessive thirst and urination
  • Increased appetite (or decreased appetite)

Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.