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My dog, Doxy mix, about 12 years has Cushings. Treatment is

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My dog, Doxy mix, about 12 years has Cushings. Treatment is trilostane,30/10 mg daily which does some good.Read a u of Tenn article that melatonin may help. Any comments? Ed
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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Ed, we don't have any studies supporting the use of melatonin in cushingoid dogs most likely because researchers haven't been able to think of a mechanism for how melatonin would be helpful in that disease. Melatonin is non-toxic to dogs, however, and because it wouldn't be contraindicated for Chole, you can administer it at a dose of 3-12 mg/dog once or twice daily and observe for a positive response. Be sure to let Chole's vet know that you've begun doing this in case of the very rare likelihood of an adverse reaction.
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