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Re: [eskiepeople:17637] Experience with Cushings? achateas Wed Jun 22 15:01:20 2011

Goofy me.  I thought mealworms might be used in holistic therapy for cushings.  
I went to youtube and watched videos about growing mealworms.
 (sigh)  kat



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Sorry!!! This was NOT part of this discussion.  
  
  

  
  

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From: Gayle 
Date: 6/22/2011 10:13:59 AM 
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Friends of ours feed meal worms to theirs. She said she is going broke (Not!!) 
buying them. I told her to start raising them and grossed her out. 
  
  

  
  

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From: Deborah M Guske 
Date: 6/21/2011 9:37:34 PM 
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Subject: Re: [eskiepeople:17626] Experience with Cushings? 
  
kris, cushing's is completely treatable, and it sounds like you caught in the 
very early stages... 85% of cushing's are pituitary dependent (tumor on the 
pituitary gland)... the other 15% are adrenal dependent... 99% of both types 
are benign... sadly, my sonny was different.... he not only had tumors on 
BOTH... but they were both malignant.... and cushing's treatment wasn't an 
option (they gave him 2 wks to live after finding the brain tumor). 
  
anyway... the hardest part of treatment is getting the dosage right... once 
that's figured out, things should smooth out... but you'll always need to keep 
an eye out for behavior or health changes... u may need to readjust the 
medication then. 
  
sounds like you're on a good path w/ a plan of action... there is an online 
support group for canine cushing's owners.... CanineCushings-AutoimmuneCare 
Group (CCAC) i joined it when sonny was ill 
  
just keep in mind... without you, her condition may have gone unnoticed for 
YEARS, and by that time, it would have been too late (trust me, ive seen a 
cushing's dog who died shortly after treatment b/c she was too far 
progressed)... penny now has a fighting chance, and you gave it to her... KUDOS 
TO YOU! 

Deborah M Guske 
Rockford, IL 
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From: Kris S.. 
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Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:39 PM 
Subject: [eskiepeople:17623] Experience with Cushings? 

Hello, all... 

We have a saying in our house that we can’t adopt/rescue a dog if that dog 
doesn’t have issues.  We thought that Princess Penny’s issue was her 
hypothyroidism, but recent bloodwork has shown this to not be the case. 

On the plus side:  her liver is a bit sluggish, but not horribly out of whack 
(bile processing showed a post meal count of 36.5 or so – and our vet said that 
anything over 100 would be cause for alarm – the difference between pre and 
post meal was only 8 points).  We lost our standard Eskie Chinook to 
complications from liver disease many years ago – and she’s not acting anything 
like he was then. 

It’s looking like Penny most likely has the pituitary form of Cushings – 
although it’s possible that she may have the adrenal version.  Either way, 
she’s going to be starting on Lysodren as soon as our vet works up a treatment 
plan for her.  She feels terrific – she hauls me on 1+ mile walks, and still 
wants to stay up partying all night long.  (I swear that she’s wearing a 
lampshade and drinking Red Bull as soon as we turn out the lights to go to 
bed.)  It’s also possible that her Cushings could be causing her thyroid issues 
(or at least making them worse).  Yeesh. 

Does anyone have any experience with Cushings, and/or Lysodren therapy?  I know 
that it’s treatable/manageable, and that you don’t get it to “go away”.  We’re 
more concerned with her continuing to have a happy, spoiled rotten existence 
than anything else.  She’s having issues with loose stools right now, so she’s 
eating boiled chicken breast and rice cooked (mostly) in chicken broth – much 
to the other dogs’ dismay.  I mixed a little bit of kibble back into her rice 
tonight to see if we can firm her stools up a bit with the vet’s okay – we’ll 
see how this goes. 

Poor girl.  She’s been through so much – this just isn’t fair for her. 

But to end this on a happy note:  we’ve officially adopted Holly (aka:  
Stinkerbella).  She’s doing a very good job of using her little 14 pound body 
to keep our 100 pound Golden in line.  :-) 

Thanks for any feedback you can provide... 

Kris 
Mom to Golden Murray and Eskies Luke, Princess Penny, and Holly 


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