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K-State Veterinarian Discusses Treating Dogs With Cushing's Disease
Date:11/4/2008

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"You see these dogs with Cushing's disease that look awful, but they feel great," Harkin said.

Cushing's disease, which is not common among humans, is comparatively prevalent in dogs, Harkin said. It's a disease that usually impacts older dogs -- those 8 years old or older -- although dachshunds seem to be particularly vulnerable at a young age, he said.

Although Cushing's is a manageable disease, Harkin said dog owners should be aware that it is costly to treat.


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