Canine Cushing's Anonymous Survey 2018

I was a Canine Cushing's furparent until this past December. In my sadness, I wanted to help others. This survey will hopefully do that. This survey is to help us as Canine Cushing's furparents put some long asked questions to rest ...hopefully! The questions in the survey are based off questions that have been posted on Facebook and online over the last few years and some have been ones I have asked as well. They are mostly pre-diagnosis questions, but the blue ones at the end are based on after diagnosis. I am hoping for thousands of responses. If we get some good information I am hoping it might help in the study and treatment and better yet prevention of Cushing's in the future. (I know that might be a  long shot...but you never know.) If you know someone who has or had a dog with Cushing's, please share the link to this survey with them. The wider reach we have with this survey, the better. Again, this is anonymous! Please know that we are just trying to get some answers to some of our questions. Thank you for taking this survey! Please have your dog(s) records and information handy, this survey will take about 30 minutes.

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* 2. What gender is/was your dog?

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* 3. Where did you get your dog?

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* 4. Where was the dog born? (If unknown, leave blank)

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* 7. Where did the dog reside longest during its lifetime prior to diagnosis?

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* 11. Are you aware of any littermates or parents being Cushingoid not in your home?

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* 12. Any known endocrine issues with parents or littermates?

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* 15. What type of food bowl did your dog eat from prior to diagnosis?

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* 16. What type of water did your dog drink prior to diagnosis?

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* 19. Did your dog have habitual non-stop habits prior to diagnosis? (Example-chasing a tennis ball or frisbee until they fell over tired)

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* 20. What brand of Flea Prevention did you use prior to diagnosis?

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* 21. What type of personality did your dog have prior to diagnosis??

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* 22. Was your dog current on vaccinations at time of diagnosis?

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* 24. What brand of heartworm prevention did you use prior to diagnosis?

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* 30. Only if you answered yes to the previous question regarding steroids, please answer this question - What was the medical reason for the steroid use?

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* 32. Did your dog experience any neurological issues prior to diagnosis?

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* 34. Did your dog have any other recurring illnesses prior to diagnosis?

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* 35. Did you dog have physical issues prior to diagnosis? (Limping, carrying leg, unable to jump, etc..)

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* 37. Did your dog have weight issues prior to diagnosis?

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* 44. Did your dog have any known allergies prior to diagnosis?

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* 46. Was your dog diagnosed with arthritis prior to diagnosis?

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* 49. Did your dog have back end wasting (thinning of muscle tone) prior to diagnosis?

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* 50. Did your dog lose its eyesight prior to diagnosis?

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* 51. Was your dog diagnosed with SARDS prior to diagnosis?

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* 52. Was your dog diabetic prior to diagnosis?

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* 53. What type of Veterinarian diagnosed your dog?

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* 55. Weight of dog at time of diagnosis? (Scale based on lb)

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* 56. What type of Cushing's was your dog diagnosed with having?

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* 57. Answer this question only if you answered Pituitary Dependent to the previous question - Was it a macro tumor?

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* 58. How long were the first symptoms present prior to diagnosis? (Scale based on months)

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* 59. How long did it take to get diagnosed once the symptoms were considered Cushing's? (Scale based on months)

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* 60. Did you request Cushing's test due to you noticing the symptoms and suspect Cushing's prior to the Veterinarian actually agreeing or suggesting to test?

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* 61. Symptoms at time of diagnosis?

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* 62. Were there any physical concerns that aren't described in any question above?

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* 63. This question is based on after diagnosis - What type of test(s) was used to diagnose your dog with Cushing's?

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* 65. This question is based on after diagnosis - If you are using Holistic method please describe your method.

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* 66. This question is based on after diagnosis - If steroid use, did the removal of the steroids cure your dog of Cushing's?

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* 67. This question is based on after diagnosis - If surgical, did the removal of the tumor(s) cure your dog of Cushing's?

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* 69. This question is based on after diagnosis - If medicinal, how many times is the above dosage given?

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* 70. This question is based on after diagnosis - Answer if your dog is still living at the time of this survey, how long has your dog had Cushing’s?

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* 71. This question is based on after diagnosis - Answer if your dog has passed, (my sympathy) how long did they have Cushing’s after their diagnosis? (If cured by stopping steroids, please still answer)

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* 72. This question is based on after diagnosis - Was it Cushing’s or something else that led to their passing?

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