Posted by Debbiemarie54 (Loma Linda, California) on 07/24/2015
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] This is my first post. My dog Cody, who is 13 years old, and a Sheltie, was diagnosed with a very mild form of Cushing disease. I opted to not place him on traditional medicine and try Cushex Drop S. Cody has been on the drops about 1 month. His appetite is normal again and he does not pant as much as he used too.
I think his hair may be returning but I'm not sure yet. I had him shaved due to the heat last summer, and his hair never grew back. That was before the diagnosis.
I give Cody 5 drops in his food in the morning. He is 48 pounds. Is that the correct amount?
Another problem I have with him is he constantly licks his feet and injures himself to the extent I have to take him to the Vet, make him wear the cone hat most of the time, etc. And Cody seem anxious a lot, which makes me anxious because I don't know how to soothe him.
I recently put him on Pet-Eez from PetsMart as a last resort. I am on social security and really cannot afford these high Vet bills, expensive medications, etc.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.