Cushing’s disease, or, as it is known in the veterinary world, hyperadrenocorticism, affects many areas of a dog’s body. Two of the areas that are often highly affected by Cushing’s are the skin and bones. Diagnostics have shown that often Cushing’s disease causes thin skin in dogs and can reduce bone density. The Research Thin … Continue reading How Cushing’s Disease Causes Thin Skin in Dogs and Affects Bone Density
How do you know your dog has Cushing’s disease? Cushing’s is an endocrine disorder that causes a dog’s body to overproduce the hormone cortisol. This can be caused by tumors on the adrenal or pituitary glands, or from administering excessive amounts of steroids for an extended period of time. These tumors are usually benign and … Continue reading Identifying Cushing’s Disease in your Dog
Cushing’s Disease In Elderly Dogs For many dogs, Cushing’s begins when they enter their elderly years. According to the American Kennel Club, “almost all patients are older than eight years when Cushing’s disease develops.” Many symptoms of Cushing’s can be mistaken for aging so often the development of the disease is overlooked until it is … Continue reading Caring For Older Dogs
Exercise is part of a healthy life for humans and dogs alike. But the type and amount of exercise for dogs can vary by the breed and size of your dog. Among the benefits of keeping your dog active are increased vitality, digestive health, and a healthy weight. Exercise at the right pace for your … Continue reading Exercise and Your Dog
A lot of discussion has come up lately in the pet community about the health benefits of yogurt for dogs. Research supports that much like humans, a healthy gut at least benefits overall health and at most, can help suppress disease. Cooking Light Magazine even referenced Colorado Holistic Vet Angie Krause in their “Well-Balanced Pet … Continue reading Is Yogurt Good for Dogs?