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Dog Gall Stone

What can I do for my 12 year old dog that had an ultra sound yesterday and they said he had a gall stone.  They also think he has cushings disease.
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A Cholelith (gall stone) in your dog may just be an incidental finding.  Gall stones in dogs, unlike in people rarely cause disease.  When disease does occur in can including vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.  Does your dog have any of these symptoms?

If the stone is causing a problem it would have to be surgically removed.

There does not seem to be a relationship between the production of gall stones and canine Cushing's syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism), since canine Cushings produces excess cholesterol in dogs but, gall stones in dogs are composed of bilirubin, (human gall stones are composed of cholesterol).

Therefore, I believe the Cushing's syndrome is a totally separate issue.


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