Cushings Disease usually affects middleaged and older dogs.
The symptoms of Cushings are often similar to the signs of old age so many dogs with Cushings may go untreated.
Cushings Disease is treatable and treatment can add a few years to an older dog’s life. On p of this, owners who have dogs with these symptoms may assume that their dogs are simply getting old and they may have them put to sleep sooner than is necessary.
Remember, the symptoms of Cushings Disease may include the following. With that said, any of these symptoms may also be associated with other health problems but, taken together, they can indicate Cushings Disease, especially in elderly dogs. Therefore this tumor produces a chronic excess of cortisol in the blood which, in turn, may cause an imbalance in blood sugar levels, the body’s fat metabolism, interfere with skeletal muscles, kidney function, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and even depress the health response. Just think for a moment. Besides, the usual cause of Cushings Disease is the presence of a tiny tumor on the pituitary gland.
Older dogs are a lot more going to get Cushings.