In every dog with Cushing’s syndrome there is an opportunity to bring back health and restore life. Through effective treatment it is possible to improve your dog’s quality of life and reduce the risk of your dog developing other, potentially life-threatening conditions for which treatment can be intensive and costly.
Cushing’s syndrome has a widespread, negative impact on your dog’s quality of life and if left untreated your dog runs a greater risk of serious conditions such as:
Although Cushing’s syndrome cannot be cured it can be successfully managed using medication allowing your dog’s health to be restored. Vetoryl® is the only licensed treatment for use in dogs. Vetoryl contains the active ingredient trilostane, a drug which reduces the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands.
Vetoryl has the power to restore life and vitality to your dog. This can have a positive effect on you and your family too. You can welcome back the animal you thought you’d lost to Cushing’s syndrome.
Once your dog has started treatment with Vetoryl, you should soon notice some marked improvements. It is important that you follow the instructions given by your veterinarian.Your dog will require a blood test 10 to 14 days after starting treatment to evaluate cortisol levels. If necessary your veterinarian may have to adjust the dosage of Vetoryl.
Every dosage change should again be followed by a check-up after 10 to 14 days.
Your veterinarian will assess your dog’s response to Vetoryl treatment by:
In most cases you can expect to see a decrease in your dog’s appetite and the amount they drink within the first couple of weeks on treatment as well as an improvement in their level of energy. Other symptoms may take 3 to 6 months to improve.
The results of routine blood tests and an ACTH stimulation test are used to assess the effectiveness of Vetoryl treatment at 10-14 days, 4 weeks, 12 weeks and every 3 months after starting treatment.