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Cushing’s Syndrome: Common in Canines

Dec 15, 2014 / Disease / Cats / Dogs

Too much cortisol can have negative impacts. Cortisol is a steroid hormone, or “glucocorticoid,” that is normally released by the body in response to waking up in the morning, exercise, pain, and stress. Although cortisol is necessary ...

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