We started Meggie (13 yr old, 24 # Boston Terrier) on Supraglen one week ago today. We did start on a reduced amount and have increased it to 8 drops two times/day. Have not noticed much improvement yet–in fact she is very sluggish, and not really wanting to be around us as much. She does seem to be a “little” better with the urination but not much. She never has had the skin problems that others write about. In fact her coat is very good for a 13 year old doggie! Can you provide us with any information about how long we should continue with the Supraglen?? How long should we go with this supplement before we think about the Vetoryl?
The other aspect of taking care of a horse with Cushing’s Disease is management. These horses are susceptible to worm burdens, infections, weight loss and laminitis, especially if they are not being treated medically. Therefore on a routine and regular basis, your horse will need clipping of excessive hair, checking for wounds and infections, worming, dental checks and vaccinations kept up to date. While it is acceptable to shoe a horse every 6-8 weeks, it is imperative that every horse should spend at least 6 weeks every year without shoes.