is the overeating normal for these conditions?
I think he is drinking more. I had a westie with cushings and suspect he may have the condition. If he has we probably won't do anything about it as I know in the long run it won;t help. Diabetes is something different so we may have a general blood test to see what if anything it shows.
Thanks for your help MIchael - you have confirmed what I already thought.
Thanks again. We will be going back to the Vet next Tuesday so won't know much for a couple of weeks
My westie is not getting any better. I am dropping him down to 1 steroid every other day with a view to stopping them altogether. - His increased appetite is driving him crazy so we have quality of life issues here. His blood test came back completely normal so Diabetes is ruled out. How quickly can I stop the steroids do you think? Don't think the Corvental is doing any good. Had him on Vivtonine for a while (Corvental Shortages) and that didn't do anything.
I think we need to get an X-ray to see how bad his lungs are.
I have also been considering two alternative treatments. One being cold laser therapy and the other, enzymes - serrepatose and nattokinase and Q10. Have you heard anything about any of these treatments?
Is it ok for me to just stop the steroids without tailoring them off?
here is a link that talks about Serrapestese.
one 5mg x once daily which I have just dropped to one every other day. Arthur is 13 kgs .
I think I will try the enzyme as we have nothing to lose.
will do - thanks.