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What has the same symptons as Cushings
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What has the same symptons as Cushings

What else could it be is the blood test say it is NOT cushings?
Type of Animal
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dog
Age of Animal
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12
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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Boston Terrier
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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December 13, 2009
City
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Waynesburg
State/Province
:  
Pa
Country
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USA
Blood Test Results
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Vet thought Cushing
X-Ray Results
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none taken
Other pertinent test results
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Vet does not know what it as and says it is NOT Cushings....and she needs an MRI to tell what it is.
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Please be more specific about your pet's symptoms and laboratory results, in order for us to help you more specifically.
In general, dogs with Cushing's disease drink, urinate, eat and pant excessively, and are prone to developing skin and urinary tract infections and diabetes, some may have seizures. Labwork often shows elevated liver enzymes, and specific blood testing (such as an ACTH stimulation test or Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression test) can confirm Cushing's disease in 90% of cases. In cases that have equivocal tests but in which Cushing's disease is still suspected, repeating the test in 2-3 months or using a different test is recommended. In difficult cases, consultation with a veterinary internal medicine specialist may be helpful, and there is one in Pittsburgh:
http://www.pvs-ec.com/internal_medicine/doctors.php.
Good luck,
Kimberly Coyner, DVM DACVD
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