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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 10 year old male Spinone Italiano has Cushings disease

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My 10 year old male Spinone Italiano has Cushings disease and in about November 2015 he had his gallbladder removed. Prior to surgery he was extremely food -driven eating a little over 6 cups of reduced calorie food a day and still hungry and doing a good bit of counter surfing.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Shad. Now he is eating full calorie dog food and losing weight
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shad?
Customer: he's lost 6 pounds since June 1. What could be causing his weight loss?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Shad. Can you tell me, please, if he's being treated for Cushing's and, if so, if he's well regulated?