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Murphy has recently been diagnosed with Cushings ... I have had a look at other discussions on the topic but can’t see any reference to appetite...
He is panting, lethargic, blood work isn’t good ... he was under normal levels for ACHT but I am told fairly close ... But his appetite isn’t as good he is eating but only with a lot of encouragement.. which doesn’t fit with what I read on other sites ... but curious if your dogs were ravenous?
Sorry Delia, I just saw this after I posted a message on the Cushing subject . I am very sorry for Murphy. Oberon appetite is high and ravenous: he's always been a picky eater so is strange to see that he's now licking the bowl.. He's not panting, but slowed down a bit. Since Oberon is 9years and 4 months I thought he's slowing down because of age, now retrospectively I start thinking that Cushing may also have some role.. rather then that he's doing well
I am curious about the "blood work" you mentioned: what is wrong with Murphy in the blood test? Do you start treating him or just wait for now? We are in a dilemma.. All the best and I hope that Murphy can feel better soon and you can find the way to manage the illness for him!
Silvia and Oberon
thanks a lot , i just see the date of your post, how I could have been so stupid.. I am a bit under shock, as you can imagine , from the new diagnosis so please sorry for this. I am happy that Murphy is doing well as much as he can. I understand treatment was a mandatory option for him, while I still dont know what is best to do with Oberon.. we did the test, i posted the situation in the other forum
Kidney are ok for us, while liver is a bit on the high range but still within normal... I am sorry the pancreas and thyroid are giving problems to poor Murphy, i didnt know this can happens (why pancreas can cause such a pain?) but i guess we will learn with time..
i would be grateful if we can keep in touch and share experiences from time to time. Hope Murphy will do well for many years to come! for sure he has love ! thanks!! silvia