AN056 Canine Cushing's Syndrome. Hyperadrenocorticism in canines. Pituitary & Adrenal - Adenoma (benign tumour)
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,
HAMPL Stroke-R 266 formula,
Congestive Heart 22 formulaif 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 or Adrenal growth. You can request that we add the
"HAMPL Pituitary~ Adrenal Adenoma (a benign tumor) drops 50ml"
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Non-Drug Prescriptions - Set of 3. Canine Cushing's Syndrome. Naturopathics for all species and ages.
1. HAMPL Hyper-Adrenocorticism 56-1 50ml
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),
Formic Acid 12X,
Pituitary Anterior (brain)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 6C.1M (liver)
Conium Mac 1M (tumour),
Hydrophobinum 12X,1M (excess thirst),
Strychnos Gaulth 12C (cancer of the glandular structure),
Quercus Robur 30C (dropsy, depression),
Flor de Piedra 12C,
Thyroidinum 30C, (thyroid support)
Iodum 30X, (thyroid support)
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 56-2 100ml liquid
Contains herbal and homeopathic, nosode complex:
Rhodalia (adrenal support),
St Marys Thistle,
Rosehips, Nettle Leaf.
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.
Siberian Ginseng - Antivaral and antibacterial. Fights infections, stimulates the immune system.
Rhodiola - offers anti-depressant properties, providing a different option than St. John’s wort (known for potential side effects). Rhodiola enhances cardiovascular function, immune function and protects never and brain tissue.
3. HAMPL Relax Tonic 56-3 50ml (1.7oz) liquid
Contains herbal liquid concentrate:
St Mary's Thistle
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.
Scullcap - used for trouble sleeping (insomnia), anxiety, stroke, and paralysis caused by stroke. It is also used for fever, high cholesterol, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), rabies, epilepsy, nervous tension, allergies, skin infections, inflammation, and spasms. The plant had been reputed to be an herbal tranquilizer, particularly in combination with Valerian, but has fallen into disuse. Scullcap has traditionally been used to treat nervousness, irritability, and neuralgia, as well as for its sedative properties.
St. Mary's Thistle - Cumulative damage to the liver from a lifetime of neutralizing toxins is a significant factor in aging and disease. Silymarin, the primary chemical component of milk thistle, offers potent antioxidant protection for liver cells. It also increases natural antioxidants found in liver cells. Milk thistle has been found to induce regeneration of liver cells. It is the most widely researched of all hepatoprotective (liver-protective) herbs and is well known for low toxicity and high safety.
The Cushing's symptoms is usually triggered by a tumour on the pituitary gland.
In 10% of cases there can also be a tumour on the adrenal gland.
* On request
Pituitary or Adrenal tumor growth remedy to sent with your order (when checking out) or can email clinic to just to order HAMPL Pituitary & Adrenal Adenoma (a benign tumor) only.
AN056-4 HAMPL Pituitary~Adrenal Cysts (Adenoma) 50ml drops (a benign tumor)
Contains homeopathic, nosode complex:
Adenomas nosode 12X, 30C, 10M (solid benign nodules, enlarged adrenal gland),
HAMPL Scar Tissue (cyst) dissolver formula (help breakdown tumor 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)
Arsenicum Alb 10M (Helps with urination and excessive thirst, glandular swelling, abscess, cancer, liver and spleen enlarged, skin symptoms, complete exhaustion),
Adrenal Tumour 12C (primary aldostersonism). Overproduction of the hormone aldosterone from the cortex (the outer layer) of the adrenal gland or a tumor containing that type of tissue.
~ Support normal functioning of the adrenal glands
Taraxacum officinale 30X, 200C - anti-oxidation, hair growth and health
Arctium lappa 200C - supports waste removal from the body
Astragalus membranaceous 200C (Huang Qi) - herb that helps with healthy adrenal cortical function and helps to support blood pressure and sugar levels in a natural range
Hepar sulph 30C - for skin and health
~ Relieves adrenal fatigue and supports adrenal gland functioning.
Onosmodium 6C, 200C - for exhaustion and clumsiness
Acidum phosphoricum 6C - for exhaustion, chronic fatigue, listlessness and headaches.
Gelsemium 6C, 30C mentally and physically weak, even to the point of not being able to move. Fatigue and inertia are associated with nervousness.
Surgery is the preferred method for removing a tumor (adrenalectomy). Approximately half of all dogs who undergo surgery have some type of post operative problem. These include pancreatitis, pneumonia, kidney failure and hypoadrenocorticism. Approximately 10% to 34% of dogs do not survive after surgery. Most dogs survive between 1 and 36 months.
Medications for adrenal disease in dogs are available that are used when surgery is not an option (mitotane). This approach can result in remission of the tumor.
Cushing's disease (hyperadrenalcorticism) is a condition where the adrenal gland produces too much cortisol. When the body produces too much of this hormone, the immune system weakens allowing infection (bacterial, fungal, viral) to take hold. The liver can also become enlarged.
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 and sizes: 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. e.g 60 drops = 1 teaspoon
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) Note: always crush tablet before adding to food or liquid mix. Felines or small animals: make up 1 cup of mixture, adding approx. a pinch of some type of Green powder (alkaline powder) or Chlorella powder (cleansing of toxins) or 1/4 Teaspoons of Slippery elm powder (to mask the taste) with 1 teaspoon of herbs if you are having to also give herbal medicines (i.e. brown liquid) 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 1/2 cup of boiled hot water 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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This product has worked great with my dog. She tends to have weird reactions to conventional medicines. Within three months of her checkups, her numbers had drastically improved; the Vet was impressed. She lost a great deal of weight and her breathing improved within a week.
We have besides treating our female silky for diabetes, and cataracts been treating her for Cushing syndrome/disease for some 6/8 weeks now. We noticed and were informed by our vet that one of the side effects of Cushing's is a gradual and increasing loss of fur from all over but in particular her flanks, back and hind quarters. Since using the Cushing's treatment the loss of fur has almost stopped completely and in tandem with the diabetes treatment regime (injections) the two sometimes are linked (ie) Cushing's/diabetes she is a much settled and improved animal, and we look forward to continuing her treatment with a view to furher improvements. Alan & Jenni
This product has done wonders for my dog she is a lot better but still has a way to go
I have had my 14 year old silky on Cushings meds for approx 6 weeks , had a blood test yesterday & all his liver marker have gone down considerably & he is a much happier little boy now , we still have a way to go but I have no doubt he will be fine , as we use HAMPL meds for any problems we have , all works great . I love it , brilliant stuff .
Good products, it's very safe for dog used, No other side effect and easy used the product