Yes, that was my initial consideration. The muscle weakening associated with the hypercortisolemia of Cushing's leads to a pot belly - the stomach sagging. Cushing's will cause both polyphagia (increased hunger) and polydipsia (increased thirst) and it will make regulating his diabetes mellitus quite difficult. The low-dose dexamethasone suppression test is the test of choice for determining if Cushing's is present. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
I understand, Paul. A myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) on top of diabetes and Cushing's is more than a dog should suffer with. Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.