Hello, is has been awhile since I have been on the site.
My 10 yr old choco lab has been diagnosed with the start of cushings.
She has some of the symptoms i.e. panting, hair loss, rear end leg muscle weakness but no excessive water intake or peeing.
Her test results are not high enough to start meds for cushing.
What can I help her with naturally i.e. diet, supplements?
She is also low normal thyroid so the vet has suggested we try supplementing with low thyroid meds first to see if this helps.
Any thoughts please?
Last edited by lab13; 05-24-2012 at 10:04 AM. Reason: spelling of title cushings
My Nellie had the same symptoms plus she acted like she had dementia. Thyroid meds have made a world of difference.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi
Oh thank you Nellies Mom for your info.
My lab is to start the thyroid meds today.
What type of diet does Nellie eat?