Why do they call this disease a silent killer? The symptoms mimic the same symptoms of aging in an elder dog. Slowing down, exercise intolerance, arthritis, weight gain, incontinence, more frequent urinating, etc. Is this something your elder pet maybe displaying? Or even a young pet. The disease does not discriminate by age. A routine test, by your vet, can determine if this is due to Cushing’s disease or just the ailments of getting older. Cushing’s disease can be controlled with medication, if diagnosed early on. And your best friend can live a happy, healthy long life. But once Cushing’s is in full bloom and past the point of no return, it is too late.
Newman was a rescue Pei, which stole his family’s heart and found his forever home 5 years ago. He was approximately 4 years old at that time. One day in October of 2012, he started vomiting. Within 1 hour he had vomited 7 times. He was brought to the vet immediately after that hour, test run, blood work done, more tests. The end result : 3 days later he passed over the rainbow bridge. His diagnosis was Cushing’s disease, the silent killer. When research was done, by his fmaily, on this mysterious disease, it was realized how many symptoms Newman displayed over an 8 month period of time, that, if detected earlier on, he would probably still be here, happy and healthy today and on the proper medication to control the disease. With the proper medication, this disease can be controlled. Not cured, but controlled.
Take time to read the websites listed below. Knowledge is power: Spread the word. If your beloved Pet is showing the signs indicated in theses websites, then please, bring them to the vet and have the Cushing’s disease test run. It could potentially save your pets life and add many more years to it.
In remembrance of Newman, the bubba of all bubba’s. Your passing may save a life going forward.