Vetoryl Capsules are used for the treatment of Cushing's disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism (excess production of corticosteroids from the adrenal glands) in dogs. Cushing's syndrome is one of the most commonly diagnosed canine endocrine disorders. Cushing’s syndrome is usually seen in older dogs and can...
Vetoryl Capsules are used for the treatment of Cushing's disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism (excess production of corticosteroids from the adrenal glands) in dogs. Cushing's syndrome is one of the most commonly diagnosed canine endocrine disorders. Cushing’s syndrome is usually seen in older dogs and can be either spontaneous or iatrogenic.
This usually happens (in around 85% of cases) because the dog develops a very small, benign tumour at the base of the brain (within the pituitary gland). This hormone produces too much signaling hormone that, in turn, causes the adrenal glands to release excessive cortisol. The remaining 15% of cases are caused by tumours of the adrenal gland(s). Irrespective of the cause of cushing’s disease, treatment is often indicated to reduce the level of cortisol in your pet’s blood stream.
Symptoms of Cushings disease in Dogs include weight gain, hair loss, a pot-bellied appearance, increased thirst and urination. Cushing’s Disease is a common condition in older dogs and can also have a number of un-seen implications, such as a tendency to cause blood clots (blood becomes hyper-coaguable), breathlessness (because of calcification of the airways), liver changes and delayed wound healing. Cushings disease can also lead to diabetes melitus.
Vetoryl works by controlling the excess production of Cortisol, a hormone that regulates many body processes, and is released in increase amounts during stress. Vetoryl is not a cure for Cushing's Disease, but can help control the symptoms. Generally improvement will be seen in several weeks.
Each individual dog responds to Vetoryl differently, but the goal of therapy is to decrease the symptoms related to Cushing's disease (increased thirst and appetite, poor hair coat, etc.). In most cases, the Vetoryl therapy needs to be continued for the life of the dog. If Vetoryl is discontinued, signs will reappear.
Vetoryl capsules are given orally with food and should not be opened or split. Vetoryl may be used for treatment of both pituitary-dependent and adrenal-dependent cushings (hyperadrenocorticism) in dogs.
Vetoryl is available in the following strengths: 10mg Vetoryl Capsules, 30mg Vetoryl Capsules, 60mg Vetoryl Capsules & 120mg Vetoryl Capsules
A Veterinary Pet Prescription is required for Vetoryl