I am Tucker’s owner (his story was posted last week) and I have very good news. Tucker has been diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease (of the pituitary gland) and this can be treated with Triostane. Mark, your on-the-air conversation last night with Janet (during the last part of the second hour) rang a bell with me. The description of her dying dog’s condition: an inoperable brain tumor of the pituitary gland, a ravenous appetite (followed by weight gain and joint weakness) is classic pituitary Cushing’s which is caused by the pituitary gland putting out too much cortesol (due to a benign tumor)and can be treated very effectively with the above mentioned drug. Please let her know, Mark, that her dog needs a very simple blood test called a ACTH “stim test” to verify this condition.


Tim from CA