PetPace can help improve the outcome of Cushing’s disease in dogs by monitoring features, such as Wellness score, HRV, and activity metrics, enable early identification, and enhancing overall management and care.
What is Cushing disease (hyperadrenocorticism)?
Cushing disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is a serious condition characterized by the overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol, primarily affecting older dogs.
What are the common signs of Cushing disease in dogs?
Common signs of Cushing disease in dogs include increased water consumption, heightened urination, elevated appetite, hair loss, panting, a swollen abdomen, recurrent skin and urinary infections, and lethargy.
Which breeds are more commonly diagnosed with Cushing’s disease?
While any dog can develop Cushing’s disease, it is more commonly diagnosed in breeds such as Poodles (especially Miniature Poodles), Dachshunds, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers, and American Staffordshire Terriers.
How can PetPace assist in managing Cushing disease?
PetPace Health 2.0 can aid in the early detection of diseases and identifying complications related to Cushing disease.
This includes monitoring factors such as decreased Wellness score, deviations from the Health Profile, reduced activity score, increased pulse rate, decreased HRV (Heart Rate Variability), decreased calories burnt, and changes in posture routine. Additionally, it can help track decreased sleep quality.
Why is early detection important in managing Cushing disease?
Early detection is crucial in managing Cushing disease as it allows for timely intervention and treatment. PetPace’s monitoring capabilities enable pet owners and veterinarians to identify potential issues early, improving the overall management of the condition.