Natural Remedies for Cushing's Disease in Dogs

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Posted by Dee (Charleston, Sc) on 08/06/2016
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I have a 10 yr. old Shih Tzu dog with all the Cushings Disease symptoms. He is on a grain free diet, only eats chicken, lamb, rabbit, fish. I add a little yam or pumpkin, kefir, cold pressed virgin olive oil or org. virgin coconut oil to his food. Every 2 days I give him vitamin E and 1/8 tsp. Kelp powder. Turkey and Beef gives him gas. I tried the Cushex drops and Seriphos and they did not work on him.

I do give him Olive Leaf, Milk Thistle, Lignans for Life Lignans flaxseed, and Melatonin. It helped his fur grow back, his excessive water drinking is less, his weak back legs are better, he pants less at night. The only symptoms that he still has is excessive hunger from noon till evening, and restless at night. He sleeps during the day and restless most of the night. My guess is his cortisol is high at night.

Does anyone know a remedy for hunger and to help my dog to sleep at night?

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Posted by Debbiemarie54 (Loma Linda, California) on 07/24/2015
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This is my first post. My dog Cody, who is 13 years old, and a Sheltie, was diagnosed with a very mild form of Cushing disease. I opted to not place him on traditional medicine and try Cushex Drop S. Cody has been on the drops about 1 month. His appetite is normal again and he does not pant as much as he used too.

I think his hair may be returning but I'm not sure yet. I had him shaved due to the heat last summer, and his hair never grew back. That was before the diagnosis.

I give Cody 5 drops in his food in the morning. He is 48 pounds. Is that the correct amount?

Another problem I have with him is he constantly licks his feet and injures himself to the extent I have to take him to the Vet, make him wear the cone hat most of the time, etc. And Cody seem anxious a lot, which makes me anxious because I don't know how to soothe him.

I recently put him on Pet-Eez from PetsMart as a last resort. I am on social security and really cannot afford these high Vet bills, expensive medications, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted by Jean (Lindsay, Ontario) on 02/13/2009
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To Jean from Cerritos, CA -- I am using a Liquid from Aomege Alpha, Healthy Pet Liver Tone and also using Sashas Blend for our 13yr old poodle. Her skin is not as pink, she is sleeping through the night. She still gets the odd skin sore. She is not in as much pain as she used to be. How is your dog doing?