CUSHING’S DISEASE AFFECTS DOGS, CATS, and PEOPLE
By Joseph Hahn
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine
Note: From Dr. Dunn… This article is presented courtesy of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. Visit their informative website at UI, CVM.
Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, is caused by an excess of cortisol in the body. It is relatively rare in people, affecting between 10 and 15 of every million people each year. The problem occurs more commonly in the dog than in the cat.