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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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11 yo male chihuahua with possible Cushings has started

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11 yo male chihuahua with possible Cushings has started urinating constantly all over the house. Is there medication to stop this frequent urination?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Buster, 11 yrs old, neutered
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Buster?
Customer: He has all the sign of Cushings, pot belly, frequent thirst, hungry, and urinates every time he gets up
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. To answer you directly, yes, trilostane is the drug of choice when treating Cushing's and when that disease is managed well, Buster's extreme polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyuria (increased volume of urine) will abate. He's urinating inappropriately because he's not used to having so much urine in his bladder. In addition, cushingoid dogs most often suffer from bacterial urinary tract infections and such an infection also predisposes to inappropriate urination behavior. The appropriate antibitoic, then, will also help control his behavior. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.