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Q. Are min pins none to get cushiness disease. And what type of surgery does the pet have

A. Min pins can get Cushings disease and your vet can submit a blood test to diagnose the disease. Usually the disease is treated with oral medications but if it is caused by an adrenal tumor, surgery may be required.

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DR. LEIGH PUSATERI, DVM

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A. To answer your question, no Pinschers are not known to get Cushing's more than other breeds. The breeds that are predisposed to Cushings are: Poodles, dachshunds, Boston terriers, German Shephards and beagles.
And yes there are surgical treatments for the adrenal dependent cushing's but they are very expensive and are not commonly done in general practice. You can ask your vet if there are any specialty surgeons in the area that will give you an estimate for this surgery and determine if your pet is a good surgical candidate for this very involved surgery.
If your pet has the pituitary dependent Cushings (brain lesion- which is more common than the adrenal dependent Cushings), then a surgery called Hypophysectomy is curative however it is generally not available in the U.S.
Due to these odds, most Cushing's patients are treated with medial therapy instead.

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DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

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