Ever heard of Canine, or dog Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s disease affects the dog’s adrenal glands, causing them to secrete too much cortisol. When your pet’s body can’t properly regulate cortisol levels, the results can be pretty devastating.
This might cause rapid weight gain, hair loss, increased blood pressure, and increased thirst. Your dog might start urinating frequently and perhaps have trouble “holding it” until it goes outside.
Also, high levels of cortisol in the blood can weaken your dog’s immune system, leaving it much more susceptible to a variety of illnesses. Long term, high cortisol can lead to cardiac problems and blood glucose problems.