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Old 05-13-2009, 10:26 AM
stardeb55 stardeb55 is offline
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Default Re: Barney - 8yo Jack Russell Terrier

Kelley, I'm certainly glad you mentioned the ACE inhibitor as you are absolutely correct that Trilo is contraindicated with this type of BP med. I would certainly think another abdominal US is warranted. I would take the $$$ you would spend on an LDDS, & use that for the US.

she didn't want to use the one that destroyed the adrenal cells
I must respectfully disagree with the vet who said this. Lysodren does necrose enough of the adrenal cortex where the cortisol is produced to stop the overproduction of cortisol, but the med does not destroy the adrenal gland by a long shot. My first Cushpup, Barkley, was successfully treated with lysodren for nearly 8 years, crossing the bridge at 15. As I mentioned yesterday, Harley, is also being treated with lysodren, & is doing well. It has been a little over a year since he was diagnosed.