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Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-29-2009, 02:03 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Just finished "ultrasound" of Adrenal glands and results are:
Left : length 0.62 c
width 0.64 c

Right: length 1.00 c
width 0.64 c
The vet said it means that the cause is...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-28-2009, 10:28 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Squirt's Mom and Wylie's Mo, thanks so much for all your help and support.
I'll try to get complete report for the LDDS so I can post it here [when she goes in for ultrasound].

Littleberry is...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-27-2009, 10:49 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Hi, [update] the low dose Dex test was positive for Cushings and the vet want's to do a ultrasound next.

The only problem is her drinking ,eating and peeing is not far from normal Do you think...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-20-2009, 07:28 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Thanks Wylie's Mom,
My vet appointment is. tomorrow, armed with lots of information. I appreciate all the help I've received here....what a wonderful site this is!!!
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-17-2009, 05:31 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Rusty the 13 1/2 Yr Old Cocker crossed the bridge on April 2, 2009

(((Rusty's Mom)))
I understand your love for the "Cocker from hell" ... my most memorable and beloved dog was my "crazy" Border Terrier. I'll never forget him or stop loving him just like you. Your...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-16-2009, 05:06 AM
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Views: 12,087
Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

I think I've got a grip on it now and can run it past the vet. Thanks so much!
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-16-2009, 01:13 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Wylie's Mom,
I see you've been where I am now, thanks for that link, I printed out the service form. Actually I did bring a fresh urine sample in to the vets weeks ago thinking I was going to be so...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-16-2009, 01:09 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Squirt's Mom,
Thanks so much for summarizing all this information, it really makes it easier to grasp. I'll definitely want the UTK's panel done before progressing to medications. My vet did...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,087
Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

I just read the indications for the "Steroid Hormone Profile" test... is this the UTK test? Am I confusing something because I can't find UTK mentioned on the Univ. of Tenn. site.

Dr. Oliver...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-14-2009, 11:10 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Squirt's Mom ,

You make a very good case for UTK [and I will ask tomorrow if my Vet would do a UTK panel [for Univ. of Tenn.] instead of LDDS.

[ Hope I don't hear a "thud" on the other end...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-14-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,087
Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Lulusmom, I appreciate your advice, knowing you've been through this before. I'm going to be extra cautious when I reach the point of medications ... they sound so dangerous. I'll go ahead with the...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-13-2009, 08:37 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Wylie's Mom and Lulusmom,
I found out that the Alp levels were 179 last year and are approaching 2000 this year. I think that's why he wrote "can't measure" next to Alp.

[This Poodle is...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-13-2009, 05:44 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

rhodesian46, I forgot to answer about the blood pressure. I didn't know they took blood pressure on dogs but I'll will definitely ask about it.
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-13-2009, 05:35 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

acushdogsmom, thanks for those great links [I have a lot of reading to do]
The Vet couldn't get enough blood from her legs, so he had to use her neck. When they tried the leg, they did as many...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-13-2009, 05:10 AM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

Wow, I have so much reading to do, forgive me if I've missed anyone's question.

Lulusmom, that's such good information on pseudo Cushing, and one of the abnormal bloodwork items she has is ALT =...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-12-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,087
Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

Thanks everyone for posting about Cushings, have to be off this Easter morning and hope be back to read all the posts tonight.

So much great information, thank you !!!!
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-10-2009, 11:44 PM
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Views: 12,087
Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

Thanks eyelostit ... you've really got a unique name.
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-10-2009, 11:39 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

Jenny, I'm sorry you lost your Buddy, he was lucky not to have swelling from the repeated blood draws for that all day test. Everyone who's drawn blood from my 17 lb Poodle's neck always has to put...
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-10-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,087
Posted By littleberry
Re: caninecushings.net site is down - nice to be here

Thanks BaileyBear, this is a great site.
Forum: Everything Else 04-10-2009, 11:06 PM
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Posted By littleberry
Re: Cleaning Baby's teeth

Some people use a dampened piece of gauze or cheesecloth tightly wrapped around a finger with or without paste on it.
Forum: Canine Cushings - See http://www.k9cushings.com 04-10-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By littleberry
Littleberry, diagnosis issues

Hi, thanks to Natalie for letting me join this site. My dog is suspected of being in early stages of Cushings and I was a new member of the caninecushings.net/ which has suddenly gone off line.
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