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Head Pressing....Lethargic....=Cushings Symptoms

Apr 14, 2009 - 0 comments
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Julie gets Lethargic, but not all the time.  Julie seem to stare in space... I just call her name & she will snap out of it.
I also saw Julie do "head pressing" (a medical term). Thats normal in Cushings dogs & my baby is not doing it half as much as before. What happens is that I see her pressing her head (not hard at all) against a cabinet or wall, if she happens to be lying there. I also notice that Julie doesn't want to sleep on our bed all night anymore. She likes the floor, on the carpeting, near her water bowl.  She also sleeps differently. On her stomach with her little front paws on each side of her face/ears.  Julie sleeps most of the day & night...when she can. Most days this home is like Grand Central station with friends & neighbors & kids in & out. Julie doesn't sleep when someone is here though. She's too nosey! lol  But she does stay on her bed & just watches.

I left her alone the other day for 4 hours. When I got home, she was way too excited & her heart was pumping too fast. I finally calmed her down after 15 minutes. I decided that she either comes with me when I go out from now on or if she cannot come with me, I will get a "dog sitter" while I am out. I usually do that anyway if I am gone for a long time. Now I will get one if even for an hour. She can't get that excited/upset like that again when I am gone.
She never did that before Cushings, it's got to be anxiety due to her illness.



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