cushings disease in cats

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Cushing’s Disease
in Cats

Cushing’s disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands overproduce certain hormones. The adrenal glands are located near the kidneys and produce several vital substances that regulate a variety of body functions and are necessary to sustain life. The most widely known of these substances is cortisol, commonly known as “cortisone.” Decreased or excessive production of these cortisol, may be life-threatening.

Cushing’s disease usually strikes middle-aged or older cats with a bucket-full of symptoms that can mimic other diseases. Increased appetite, increased drinking and urination, panting, high blood pressure, bulging abdomen, skin lumps and discoloring, hair loss, muscle weakness, and nervous system disorders can occur with the disease.

There are Two Forms
of Cushing’s Disease

1

Pituitary Gland Tumor

The most common cause of Cushing’s disease is a tumor of the pituitary gland, which is located at the based of the brain. The tumor may be either benign or malignant. The tumor causes the pituitary gland to overproduce a hormone (ACTH) that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. Depending on the size of the tumor, clinical signs other than those of Cushing’s disease may be present.

If the activity of the adrenal gland can be controlled, many cats with this form of Cushing’s disease can live normal lives for many years as long as they take their medication and stay under close medical supervision. In approximately 15% of all cats with Cushing’s disease, the pituitary tumor grows, it will affect the brain, often resulting in neurological signs and giving the dog a less favorable prognosis.

2

Adrenal Gland Tumor

Cushing’s disease may be the result of a benign or malignant tumor of the adrenal gland. If the tumor is benign, surgical removal will cure the disease. If the tumor is malignant, surgery may help for some time, but the prognosis is much less favorable.

Treatment of Hyperadrenocorticism
in Cats

With naturally-occurring hyperadrenocorticism a number of treatment options are available, but most commonly control of the disease will be attempted with drug therapy.

PranaPets.com Adrenal Support
Herbal Remedy

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Adrenal Support – Herbal Remedy

$45.95


Herbal formula to relieve common symptoms of Cushing’s Disease in cats & dogs

  • Promotes balanced function of the adrenal and pituitary glands
  • Supports the health of the endocrine system
  • Encourages a healthy appetite
  • Reduces stress response in high strung or nervous pets
  • Helps relieve excessive urination
  • Promotes the healthy growth of skin and fur
  • Enhances energy levels & stamina

Testimonial

  • My Dog's skin cleared up after one month of using Cushing's Relief Adrenal Support. It was a miracle. He had been on prescription meds for 6 months with no results

    - Katie M, Las Vegas, NV

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Prana Pets has created a tincture that can help level both increased and decreased adrenal functions. Raised adrenal , and lower adrenal function can be confusing for the pet owner, and concerning for pet and owner. I absolutely support this herbal remedy.

– Andrew Turkell, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CHT-V

Product Description

Adrenal Support for Cushing’s Relief is a 100% herbal remedy specifically formulated to provide comprehensive, natural support to dogs & cats suffering from symptoms of Cushing’s disease. Hormonal balance is a delicate and complex issue that must be approached holistically for long-term success. Adrenal Support for Cushing’s Relief is a truly holistic approach to Cushing’s disease, serving to restore balance in the entire HPA (hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal) axis, rather than just suppressing symptoms. The tonic, adaptogenic herbs present in Adrenal Support for Cushing’s Relief serve to gently and safely restore healthy adrenal function while reducing unpleasant symptoms over time. Cushing’s Relief Adrenal Support is also well tolerated without side effects, unlike other approaches.

Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, refers to a condition when the body produces too much of the stress hormone called cortisol. The production of this hormone takes place in two small glands above the kidneys, called adrenal glands. In times of stress, the adrenal glands release cortisol, also known as the “fight-or-flight” hormone. This is a healthy survival mechanism that serves animals well when faced with dangerous situations in the wild. However, when stress is chronic, cortisol is released in excessive amounts that can be devastating to an animal’s health.

Whether it’s regular trips to the vet’s office, conflicts with other pets or daily visits from the mail carrier, stress can be a very real problem for many pets. High strung, nervous pets often exhibit greater amounts of chronic stress that can contribute to the development of Cushing’s disease over time. Animals suffering from this condition exhibit a range of negative symptoms such as increased appetite, panting, skin problems, thinning fur, elevated blood sugar, low energy levels, a “pot belly,” and increased thirst or urination. While chemical treatments for these symptoms do exist, long-term use does come with a number of potential side effects and health risks.

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this page is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. Do not this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding a health condition.

Ingredients

Cushing’s Relief Adrenal Support contains a proprietary blend of the following herbs in a therapeutic dosage:

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to strengthen the body and improve overall health. Ashwagandha is known to improve the body’s response to environmental stress with daily use, while enhancing energy levels and immune function. Ashwagandha has also been studied for its ability to protect and support healthy liver function.

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to bring strength, energy and vitality. Astragalus is considered a tonic adaptogen due to its strengthening and balancing influence on the adrenal glands when used regularly. Astragalus traditionally helped relieve excessive thirst and urination. As an added benefit, Astragalus helps stimulate the immune system.

Burdock (Arctium lappa) serves to nourish the liver, which is often overburdened in cases of Cushing’s disease. Burdock is consumed traditionally as a vegetable with great nutritional value and blood-purifying properties. Burdock has also been used to help relieve symptoms of skin disorders such as dryness, irritation, scaliness and irritation.

Cleavers (Galium aparine) is a cleansing herb which has been used traditionally to benefit the kidneys and adrenal glands. Cleavers contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that support the health of the mucosal membranes of the skin. Herbalists often prescribe Cleavers tea for its ability to relieve symptoms of skin disorders.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a gentle, food grade herb traditionally used to nourish the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands and entire digestive tract. Dandelion contains a range of vitamins, minerals and sterols which specifically benefit the adrenal glands and encourage their healthy function. Dandelion also contains nutrients known to benefit the healthy growth of skin and hair.

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) has been used for millennia in Traditional Chinese Medicine to support vibrant, lasting health. Ginseng is considered to be one of the best adaptogenic herbs available, and it has been studied extensively for its benefits on the HPA (hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal) axis. Ginseng offers support of healthy energy levels, muscle strength, stamina and healthy blood sugar levels with consistent use.

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) contains a variety of minerals such as silica, potassium, manganese, magnesium, sulphur and calcium.

Silica is utilized in the formation of skin, hair and connective tissue. Adequate amounts of silica ensure soft, healthy skin and a full coat of fur. The diversity of minerals present in Horsetail can benefit hormonal balance, digestive health and the nervous system.

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a very important herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, offering a wide range of health benefits. Licorice is often prescribed by herbalists to help balance adrenal function when cortisol levels are elevated, making it an ideal candidate for animal’s suffering from Cushing’s disease. Licorice also benefits the liver, skin and immune system.

Inactive ingredients: Purified Water, USP Cane Ethanol Alcohol 20%, USP Vegetable Glycerin.

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this page is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. Do not this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding a health condition.

directions

Use 2-3 times daily. Drops may be administered directly into the mouth, or mixed with food.

Cats and dogs under 20 lbs: 3-5 drops

Dogs 20-50 lbs: 6-8 drops

Dogs over 50 lbs: 10 drops

Each bottle of Cushing’s Relief contains 2 FL OZ (59mL), Minimum 2000 drops

*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this page is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. Do not this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your pediatrician or family doctor. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding a health condition.

Reviews

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    I was skeptical after trying other natural products and not seeing any changes. Prana Pets, you made me a believer, this has worked very well so far.

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    My Maltese Skip is definitely calmer and more at ease since we started giving this stuff. He doesn’t get agitated like before and his symptoms have been gradually getting better too. Looking forward to seeing more positive changes

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    Great stuff! Very effective, we noticed changes over a few days unlike other products.

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    Adrenal Support is an awesome product. My Corgi’s energy levels have picked up and he isn’t urinating as frequently. It’s still early but the changes I’ve seen so far have been great.

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    Sammy is our little prince. We care about him so much and seeing him suffer is unbearable. My husband and I were looking for a natural way to ease his symptoms and we found Adrenal Support. I’d tried other natural products but didn’t see the relief we were looking for… so we went ahead and tried it out and within about two weeks we saw GREAT improvements! We are SO grateful. Thank you Prana pets!

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    It’s so encouraging to see companies putting out natural products like this. About two years ago our Poodle Sherlock was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. His belly looked very distended, he panted constantly, peed a lot and had constant rashes and other skin problems. We tried a few different treatments with varying levels of success. Out of everything we did try, Adrenal Support made the biggest difference. His energy levels have picked up and most of his symptoms have gotten much better. We got our old Sherlock back!

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    Oscar is back to normal. I cannot say he is totally cured, but at least he is not drinking water and begging for food all day long. He has some other long term conditions, but we wanted to make his days more tolerable. This drops did it.

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    Our beloved Irish Terrier, Lucy, is getting better. We were losing hope with all the treatments, not to mention the high costs. I understand adrenal support works quickly, but it took a few weeks to really see the benefits. Overall, very pleased.

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    Highly recommended. It took about 2 weeks, but our dear Ginger is now much better.

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    I am a believer when it comes to natural treatments. My dog was recently diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease, and a friend recommended this product. I am very happy with the results, and most important, no harmful side effects. Thank you for this great product.

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    Our 9 year old Cavalier was diagnosed with cushings disease. We are into natural products. We heard about Prana Pets and thought we would give it a try. We have noticed a huge difference in only 10 days.

  13. :

    Awesome product. Fast delivery.

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