AN056 Canine Cushing's Syndrome & Cushings Disease in canines.
Canine Health Support in Cushing's a "Systemic disorder".
Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease, Cushing’s Syndrome) is a condition resulting in excess production of adrenal gland hormones, usually glucocorticoids. It can cause a wide array of symptoms and secondary conditions.
Cushing’s is most common in dogs and horses.
This condition is complex and common in middle-aged dog's age 7 to 12 years.
Generally common in older age dogs, however certain breeds more genetically predisposed to the disorder including Terriers (silkies, yorkies, bull terriers and Boston terriers), Poodles, Dachshunds, American Eskimo dogs / Spitz, Boxers, Beagles, Labrador Retrievers, Maltese, Cocker Spaniels, German Shepherds, and Australian Shepherds. Pets that are chronically over-secreting cortisol are considered to be immunosuppressed. If your dog has recurrent infections or an infection he can't seem to get rid of or diagnosed with liver disease, then its possible too much cortisol is to blame. It's very rare for cats to develop Cushing's Syndrome.
As in people, there are two types of strokes in pets: ischemic (caused by insufficient blood supply) or hemorrhagic (caused by too much blood).
~ An ischemic stroke happens when a blood clot or other material becomes lodged in a vessel, preventing blood flow. Since the brain cells in that area are deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to function properly, they eventually die.
~A hemorrhagic stroke, which is much less common in pets, happens when a vessel ruptures, usually because of trauma or disease. Brain cells can be damaged when excess blood within the skull compresses the cells, or from too much hemoglobin, a component of red blood cells, which can be toxic to neurons. In dogs, the most common underlying causes for ischemic strokes are Cushing’s disease (a condition associated with the adrenal glands), hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels), chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure. Differentiate between the symptoms of a stroke and the symptoms of other conditions. A stroke is a sudden event. You should suspect a stroke if a pet that was fine and normal 5 minutes ago, is now struggling to get up. If the dog is struggling because it's dizzy, such as if they have heart disease, this episode may pass within a few minutes, once the dog has caught its breath be able to rise and walk around. A dog that has had a stroke, however, will remain disorientated for hours or even days.
~ Please note, this symptom also overlaps with inflammation in the balance mechanism in the inner ear. ( middle ear infection)
~ In addition, there is a sliding scale of weakness, depending on the severity of the stroke. Sometimes if it is only mild the dog can stand and walk around slowly as if drunk, other times the dog is incapacitated, lies on their side and is barely conscious.
* See HAMPL Thrombosis~Embolism 295 formula, the HAMPL Stroke-R 266 formula, Magnesium (minerals), Congestive Heart 22 formula if also have congestive heart failure condition, or/and Cushing's syndrome in a dog or Hyper-thyroid imbalances in a cat.
The problem with diagnosing Cushing's is that often, the initial symptoms (enlarged abdomen, muscle weakness, lethargy) are mistaken for old age. Its chalked up to typical inconveniences of growing old, which is incorrect.
There are many other physical and behavioral signs and symptoms but the below are the most common. About 85% An increase in drinking, excessive drinking (polydipsia) which can lead to the symptom of incontinence. Increased urination (polyuria) Increase in drinking and urinating. Many animals get misdiagnosed as having a liver disease or just put down to old age. When really they have Cushing's Syndrome, as the liver of an animal with hyperadrenocorticism gets overtaxed from trying to process the excess cortisol in circulation throughout the body.
Note: This causes an elevation in the liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and the inducible liver enzyme, alkaline phosphatase (ALP). It is common for many vets to stop looking once they see the elevated liver enzymes and diagnose liver disease when the problem when it is actually Cushing's Syndrome. A complete support system that will feed the adrenal glands and works assisting the balancing of hormones, supporting endocrine, nervous system and glands naturally and gently.
~ If confirmed that your dog has a pituitary growth. You can request that we add the "HAMPL Pituitary Adenoma (a benign tumor) drops 50ml"
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Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 3 - Canine Cushing's Syndrome in all ages
1. HAMPL Hyper-Adrenocorticism 50ml (1.7oz) drops
Contains homeopathic, nosode complex: ACTH 30C (Corticotrophinum), Ars Alb 12C, 200C, (excess water drinking, supports the digestive system, urinary tract, and balances body fluids. Regulates hunger and thirst level), Cortisone 200C, Formic Acid 12X, Pituitary Anterior (brian)12C (controls water and fact in body), Basophilic Adenoma of the pituitary 1M (tumour), Glonoinum 1M (heat exhaustion, flushes of heat, headache, great lassitude - prevent or relief),Thyrotropin releasing hormone 12X, 30X, Hepar Sulp 30X, Thallium Acetas (restore hair growth, tonic), (NV) Brain nutrition formula 30X, (NV) Adrenal tonic 200C, (NV) Relax formula 12X, 10M, (DR) Hepatitic (liver) 6C.1M, Conium Mac 1M (tumour), Selenium 30X, Hydrophobinum 12X,1M (excess thirst), Strychnos Gaulth 12C (cancer of the glandular structure), Quercus Robur 30C (dropsy, depression), Flor de Piedra 12C, Thyroidinum 30C, Iodum 30X, Uranium 6C (thyroid tumour solution or prevention), Sulphur 6X, 12X, 100X, (helps regulates thirst. Conditions skin. Supports the digestive system), Mercurius Sol 6X, 12X, 30X, 200X, (help reduces nervous tension. Regulates hunger, thirst and urination).
2. HAMPL Cushings Tonic 100ml (3.8oz) liquid
Contains herbal and homeopathic, nosode complex: Siberian Ginseng, Rhodalia (adrenal support), Gingko Biloba, Dandelion root, Chastetree, St Marys Thistle, Astragalus, Burdock Root, Rosehips, Nettle Leaf.
With homeopathic Glandula thyroidea, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Ferr Phos, Pancreas, Iodum, Calc Iod, Hypoysis, Hepar Sulp, Nervus Sympathicus, Renes, Medulla Suprarendalis, and whole endocrine system formula 30C, 12X, 200C, 1M.
Astragalus – One of the most commonly recommended herbs for the natural treatment of Hyperadrenocorticism. It is an adaptogenic herb that buffers the adrenal response to stress. Balances the adrenal glands. Stabilizes blood sugar and blood pressure. Supports the immune system.
Gingko Biloba - has been shown to reduce the production of natural cortisone in dogs with Cushing's disease.
Chastetree ( or chasteberry) has been used in Europe and other countries to control a variety of human reproductive problems, including PMS, menopause and polycystic ovaries. The common denominator in these syndromes is a high level of prolactin, a pituitary hormone that is known to be elevated in many cases of pituitary tumor in human. It has proven also very effective in horses studies cases of Cushing's.
Dandelion Root - Supports the liver, digestive system, and adrenal glands. Replenishes potassium. Stabilizes blood sugar. Reduces inflammation. Contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals for dietary support of dogs or horses with Hyperadrenocorticism. It also promotes liver health and regulates bile production.
Nettle Leaf – Liver & digestive system support. Replenishes potassium that may be lost with frequent urination, a typical symptom of Cushing’s Syndrome.
Burdock Root – Liver & digestive system support. Replenishes potassium. Maintains blood sugar levels.
Rosehips – Supports the immune system & overall health. Contains Vitamin C.
St. Mary's Thistle – Supports the liver and pancreas. Stabilizes red blood cells.
3. HAMPL Relax Tonic 50ml (1.7oz) liquid
Contains herbal liquid concentrate: Valerian, Hops, Passionflower, wild lettuce.
Valerian herb - is commonly used for insomnia, anxiety, stress, and helps lower high blood pressure.
Hops - has been traditionally used for a variety of health benefits that lately has been confirmed through research. Among these health benefits from hops include relaxation and sleep inducer, anti-inflammatory effect, estrogenic effect, antioxidant activity and as anti-tumor properties. The leaves of hops contain chemicals that have sedative effects. These chemicals may be beneficial in relieving anxiety and to induce relaxation and sleep.
Passionflower is used for sleep problems (insomnia), gastrointestinal (GI) upset related to anxiety or nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and relieving symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal.
Passionflower - is also used for seizures, hysteria, asthma, symptoms of menopause, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness and excitability, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and pain relief.
Wild Lettuce - this herb is known to calm the nervous system, relaxing muscles to help with several different issues such as restlessness, Insomnia, Stress-induced indigestion, Coughs (by relaxing the respiratory system), Spasms and cramps.
* On request for pituitary tumor growth remedy to sent with your order (when checking out) or email to just to order HAMPL Pituitary Adenoma (a benign tumor) only.
HAMPL Pituitary Adenoma 50ml drops (a benign tumor) 30AUD
Contains homeopathic, nosode complex: Adenomas nosode 30C (solid benign nodules), HAMPL Scar Tissue dissolver formula (help breakdown tumour wall casing), Baryta Carbonica 200C, 30X, Lapis Alb 4C, 12X, 30C (this silico-flouride salt of calcium is used to treat affections of glands especially when tumors are developing in such glands and goiter)
For all species, size, and ages.
(a) “HOMEOPATHICS” are sold in either a clear liquid or tiny white pills or granules – both have no odour or taste) Easy “application dosing” for all species:
Refer to Bottle Label for suggested frequencies repeat dosing needed per day.
NOTE: the rule is one must “repeat a dose” more frequently with less time in between each application dose, which is more important than the amount given each time. Repeat application will provide faster action.
(b) “HERBAL MEDICINES ” (brown liquid – strong odour & tasting) ”Application dosing” for all species: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat : add herbal drops (as recommended on bottle label) to some (unsweetened apple sauce or apple juice) for canines and oral syringe side of mouth. Can add other vitamins (crushed) Alkaline green powders etc. to mix. Refer to: Bottle Label for amount of drops per species size. Feline, toy dog, rabbit, or other small animals: add 3 – 4 drops of the brown herbal formula add 1 teaspoon of hot water from kettle, let cool, add another teaspoon of cold water, then oral dose side of mouth – with small sips at a time until 1ml is taken.
What I do for example: If I was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
(c) “NUTRITIONAL Mix ” Giving vitamins and supplements (tablets or powders) NB. Always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix. Felines or small animals: make up 1/4 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or Vital Greens (highly nutritional) with 10 drops of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid) (after a little hot water added to dissolve alcohol) Med to large animals: add twice to three times the amount.
DOSING: Feline or small animal: using an oral syringe draw up 1ml and gently small sips. Or add a teaspoon to meals if they don’t mind eating it with meals (mix well into food) Do not put in Fridge. Room temp is best as too cold is dislike by felines.
DOSING: Canine, equine, cow, sheep, goat: try mixing well into food and hand piece before feeding main meals. Or dose same as suggested for felines, but add three times as much herbal medicines and vitamins to 1/2 cup of water or (unsweetened) apple sauce or apple juice.
What I do for example: If i was needing to give herb treatments and/or vitamin supplements to feline or toy dog or other small animals – I add this herbal formula to a small bowl add some boiled water (about a teaspoon) to it so to dissolve the alcohol in it, let cool, then add what vitamins If needed (powder or crushed tab – a pinch) mixed in another 50ml of water, and oral syringe once a day or twice a day …. smear on a little “vegemite paste” (if cannot get Vegemite in your country, try fresh pate or slippery elm powder added can help mask the taste) around and on tip of oral syringe, as felines seem to real like the taste of this paste, but not too much as it is quite a strong taste)
Slippery Elm Powder If needing to add or use Slippery Elm powder
FOR CONDITIONS like …. diarrhea, stomach ulcers, or sore inflamed mouth or mouth ulcers, constipation, or IBS (i.e. colitis), plus it can also been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids.
CONVALESCING ..can been given as a liquid meal given orally via syringe as it is highly nutritional (oral liquid feeding) for convalescing during illness when not eating solids or not eating very well. ~ Add a small amount of powder to the mix to enough to make a runny liquid mix, if you put too much of the powder it will become thick and gluggy, if this happens you will need to add more liquid to it. Can add crushed vitamins and herbal medicines to this as well. OPTIONS: Oral dose in syringe or add to meals three times a day or more to maintain normal health again, then can stop or reduce frequencies.
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