Can Supplements Help With Skin Disease? Jul 28 2014
Treatment of skin diseases including allergic dermatitis, seborrhea and excess shedding should include supplementation with vitamins, fatty acids (Omega 3 & 6), zinc, and in some cases, enzymes, to help restore good health to the skin and hair coat.
Promising new treatment for Cushing's Syndrome in dogs. Fewer & less severe side-effects reported than Mitotane. Competitive inhibitor of the enzyme 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.
FDA-Approved enzyme-inhibiting drug for treatment of Cushing's Disease in dogs. Vetoryl (Trilostane) is a promising new medication indicated for use in pituitary-dependant hyperadrenocorticism (which comprises a majority of canine Cushing's Disease cases). Vetoryl is also the first medication to receive Minor Use designation for treatment of Cushing's caused by adrenal tumors.
About Cushing's Disease Cushing's Disease (hyperadrenocorticism) is a condition that results from the chronic overproduction of glucocorticoid in the body. In the normal dog, the pituitary gland produces a hormone called ACTH, which stimulates the adrenal gland to produce the steroid hormone glucocorticoid necessary for the function of many systems in the body. If something goes wrong in the pituitary gland or adrenal gland and too much glucocorticoid is produced, then Cushing's Disease develops. This is a very complicated disease with a wide range of symptoms and causes.
Symptoms include: * Increased water consumption and urination * Increased appetite Abdominal enlargement Hair loss & thin skin Cushing's Disease is a condition that affects middle age to older dogs.
The affected animal has a characteristic presentation including increased water consumption and resulting increased urination, increased appetite, hair loss, and a potbellied appearance. There are several diagnostic tests available, as well as several treatments.
Lupron Depot for Ferret Adrenal Disease Lupron, or leuprolide acetate, is a drug that is used to treat adrenal disease in ferrets. "Depot" refers to how it works - it releases the entire dosage over a set period of time.