Friday, May 19, 2023

Know The Signs of Canine Cushing's Disease

As dogs get older, some may start developing signs of Canine Cushing's disease Symptoms may come on gradually and may be mistaken for aging. Symptoms may include increased water drinking, frequent urination, panting, a potbelly, thinning skin and hair loss. Canine Cushing's disease is an endocrine disorder. The endocrine system is responsible for producing and secreting hormones, which are the body's chemical messengers. Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism) results when the body produces too much cortisol (the "fight-or-flight" hormone). It can weaken the immune system and cause pain and discomfort. Diet changes and natural supplements can help so that many times dogs don’t require medication. Ask Ariel’s Canine Cushing's Support is made with phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is a well-researched nutrient that has been clinically shown to reduce cortisol levels. Many clients use our Canine Cushing’s Support along with our Liver Support Kit, flax lignans and melatonin.