Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Natural Supplement For Canine Cushing's Disease

As dogs get older, some may start developing signs of Canine Cushing's disease. While these slow and gradual changes that may seem like they are related to aging, could be symptoms of Canine Cushing's disease. 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.

Many laboratory tests for Cushing's disease can be inconclusive and/or show abnormal liver values. If values are within or close to normal range, they may not seem concerning. Repeated and progressive elevations in certain enzymes, like alkaline phosphatase (ALP), may be a clinical sign of Cushing's disease. Quite often there is NO definitive diagnosis, just subtle signs. Many dogs are diagnosed with "probable Cushing's" or pre-Cushing's syndrome.

Canine Cushing's Support is made with phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is a well-researched nutrient that has been clinically shown to reduce cortisol levels, helping to relieve the symptoms of canine Cushing's disease. Phosphatidylserine is also helpful for brain function.