In every dog with Cushing’s syndrome there is an opportunity to bring back health and restore life. Through effective treatment it is possible to improve your dog’s quality of life and reduce the risk of your dog developing other, potentially life-threatening, conditions for which treatment can be intensive and costly, such as:
Cushing’s syndrome cannot be cured but it can be successfully managed using medication allowing your dog’s health to be restored. Vetoryl® is the only licensed treatment for use in dogs. Vetoryl contains the active ingredient trilostane, a drug which reduces the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands.
Vetoryl has the power to restore life and vitality to your dog. This can have a positive effect on you and your family too. You can welcome back the animal you thought you’d lost to Cushing’s syndrome.
Once your dog has started treatment with Vetoryl, you should soon notice some marked improvements. It is important that you follow the instructions given by your veterinary surgeon.Your dog will be required to return to your veterinary surgeon for a blood test 10 days after starting treatment. If necessary your veterinary surgeon may have to adjust the dosage of Vetoryl.
Every dosage change should again be followed by a check-up after 10 days.
Your veterinary surgeon will assess your dog’s response to Vetoryl treatment by:
In most cases you can expect to see a decrease in your dog’s appetite and the amount they drink within the first couple of weeks on treatment. Other clinical signs may take 3 to 6 months to improve.
The results of routine blood tests and an ACTH stimulation test are used to assess the effectiveness of Vetoryl treatment at 10 days, 4 weeks, 12 weeks and every 3 months after starting treatment.
Ensure you continue giving your dog the prescribed dose of Vetoryl even if you notice dramatic physical improvements. Vetoryl will curb the excesses associated with the overproduction of cortisol but it will not cure the disease.
Monitoring is important and regular checks performed by your veterinary surgeon will ensure your dog continues to get the best possible care.