Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) is a condition that results from the chronic overproduction of too much glucocorticoid in the body. In the normal dog, the pituitary gland produces a hormone called ACTH which stimulates the adrenal gland to produce the steroid hormone glucocorticoid which is necessary for the function of many systems in the body. If [...]
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Dogs definitely have a wide variation in seizure activity but it is hard to say whether seizures which might not cause recognizable clinical signs occur because it is so hard to judge the mental state of the dog. I assume that almost any type of seizure possible in a human probably occurs in dogs as [...]
This condition represents a classical excess in cortisone-type hormone circulation in the body. Both cats and dogs can be affected (though it is primarily a dog’s disease) and the onset is insidious. We have assembled an information center to answer all your questions on this relatively common hormone imbalance.