My min poodle, Hershey, was diagnosed with Cushing's a month ago. He is on Trilostane, 8mg 2ce a day. He has developed dark spots on his back. Is this related to the Cushings? They don't seem to itch, aren't flakey, etc.
Cushings Disease is a fairly common disease of our pets unfortunately.
I am assuming that you are describing dark spots on his skin along his back...if so, this is a normal occurrence with Cushing's disease. The skin darkens in response to the disease and is known as hyperpigmentation.
Poodles are one breed that is predisposed to developing hyperadrenocorticism.
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