Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lee's Summit, MO (formally Franklin, MA)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Thanked 4,599 Times in 2,698 Posts
The last year of my 13 year old great pyr's life the vet suspected he had Cushing's, but she thought it was best to just treat the symptoms of the disease rather than the disease, not sure why. He had a really bad staff infection that took about 3 months to clear up.
One thing that always amazed me was that he never appeared to have arthritus, pretty rare for a giant breed, until maybe the last year and I self treated that with an occasional buffered aspirin, then he would be fine. Maybe that was because of Cushing's, very interesting.
Marie, Brady, MacKenzie and Sailor