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|06-13-2006, 06:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bay Area, California
Does she have cushings?
I have a 3 year old Yorkie and she has not been acting "normal" for the last 2 weeks. On Sunday 06/03, she was very mellow all afternoon and the same on Monday morning. She didn't want to play, eat or drink. She was just lying down. When I came back home from work that Monday afternoon, she had had very little diarrhea but it had a lot of mucus and some blood.
I rushed her to her vet where they did some blood work and a fecal analysis and almost everything looked normal with the exception of the protein levels that were a little bit low. At that time my little one was acting completely normal so the vet said to just keep an eye on her.
Everything was ok until yesterday afternoon that she started being very inactive again and soon there after she started throwing up water and then she'd drink more water and she'd throw up again only water. This happened like 3 times so I called the emergency vet and they said that if she wasn't throwing up any more to wait until Monday to see her regular vet. Right after that call she was completely normal again. Playing and eating and no more vomit.
This afternoon when I cameback from work she's mellow again, just lying down on the carpet. As you can see, she gets "sick" out of nothing and like magic she gets better. Sorry for my long message but I'm really worried about her. I have a question, does this sounds like it could be cushings? any help would be greatly appreciated.
|06-13-2006, 07:40 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Orange County, CA
I just looked up Cushings Disease for dogs and your symptoms are nothing alike
"Cushing's disease causes increased drinking, increased urination, increased appetite, panting, high blood
pressure, hair loss - usually evenly distributed on both sides of the body, pendulous abdomen, thinning
of the skin, calcified lumps in the skin, susceptibility to skin infections and diabetes, weakening of the heart
and skeletal muscles, nervous system disease and other symptoms. Most owners reach a point where the
water consumption and urination become bothersome to them."
|06-14-2006, 02:18 AM||#3|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Dec 2004
I have no clue as to what's causing all of this, but I wanted to say that you & your little one are in my thoughts.
Lori & Max
|06-14-2006, 02:55 PM||#4|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: El Paso, Texas
I lost Lacy due to Cushings and your symptoms don't seem familiar at all. Also, it's usually diagnosed in dogs over 10 years of age.
|06-14-2006, 03:26 PM||#5|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
I hope the vets can diagnose her soon. Good luck
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08