Q. Are there any natural tretments for Cushing's disease? I was told dandlion can reduce cortisol levels in my 13 yo Rat Terrier
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. I have heard of some uses for dandelion (removing excess fluid from the body, helping with gall bladder function, etc) but reducing cortisol is not one of them. Unfortunately I don't know that there are any helpful natural remedies for Cushing. It's a serious disease, as i'm sure you've been told, and failing to adequately treat it will result in serious consequences. Here's a recent article we posted about Cushing's disease; hopefully you'll find it helpful: