My Min Pin has developed Diabetes, Cushings and aggressive cataracts.

by Cheryl Arledge
(Sparta, MO)


I have always preferred the natural approach in my own health, so I am trying this for my "baby". Penny is a 12 yr old Min Pin. In Feb , 16 she was diagnosed with Diabetes and the noticed there was a slight clouding in her eyes. She was very sick. Started her on a low dose of Insulin which has now grown to 10u 2x a day. Last month at her sugar test the doctor said he believed she has Cushings, the test is over $200. I feel like the test is an expensive waste of time since she has all the signs. Excessive thirst, heavy pants at times, pee pee accidents, loss of hair and little hard bumps under her skin. Her cataracts are also very bad. No sight in one eye and very little left in her other one. I have ordered the "Cataractin" and will be also trying the corti-quell. Until I found you I was ready to send her to the angels and my heart was breaking. I hope your products will give her just a bit more time with us.

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Diabetes, Cushings Disease in Min Pin
by: Anonymous

I had a sweet boy who was pretty young when they discovered his bushings disease, the vet placed him on a strict diet and prednisone therapy along with an injection of B12,I had to give him. He did well for. while but then he went down hill quickly, he developed protein losing enteropathy and that progressed to seizures and belly bloating. I finally had to give him back to the good lord above as I couldn't bear to see him suffer constantly. I also have a 13 year old min pin who was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and diabetic keto acidosis of which she spent 5 days in the ICU of the vet hospital. She had a central line placed so they could monitor her as she required. Now a year later they are telling me they think she has Cushings diseases as well and I am not sure I can put her through this agony. I would appreciate any help anyone has. this is breaking my heart.

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Tests Expensive / Vetoryl is also Scary
by: Christina

I had a min pin with Cushing's. He received routine blood tests for a dental appointment and they found his liver values to be very high. He was drinking a lot of water and peed more than usual. I was encouraged to do the 8-hour test and a sonogram which cost over $600. I did it and they said he had Cushing's. In hindsight, It is much better to start with urine test which rules out if they are, or are not, Cushingoid (and costs less). I started my dog on Vetoryl but they didn't start low enough. It appears that dogs often die or suffer because of this. My min pin was 10 lbs and was started on 10 mg. He suffered terribly when stressed, because he had no cortisol to help him. They kept telling me his adverse reactions were pancreatitis (which he had never had before). Another vet tested my dog and told me his cortisol was too low. He went down to 5 mg. I still think holistic avenues would've been better, to start. He had a grade 3 heart murmur within six months of starting the medication --after being overmedicated for 3 months. He went into heart failure within a year and then got better and lived far longer than they expected. He was a wonderful boy.

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My mom pin with diabetes
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my min pin but not Cushing. What is Cushing a? My dog gets 4 units. He still has excessive thirst though and pee accidents.

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Did the product help?
by: Michelle

I have a min-pin with the same issues and wanted to know if these products helped? My dog also has a tumor in his bladder for which he takes medication. I would appreciate knowing if you felt they helped your dog. Thank you.

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