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Thin or Fragile Skin in Cats



Many patients are debilitated by this condition and will require supportive care. If the diagnosis is hyperadrenocorticism, surgical removal of one or both of the adrenal glands is the preferred treatment. If the diagnosis is pituitary tumors, radiation therapy, which has had variable success in the treatment of pituitary tumors, may be the recommended treatment. Medication will depend on the underlying cause, and on the treatment plan laid out by your veterinarian. Hyperadrenocorticism will also have associated diabetes. You will need to closely monitor your cat if this is the case, and work closely with your veterinarian on the appropriate adjustments to the insulin treatment in order to prevent hypoglycemia when corticosteroid hormone levels fall.


Living and Management


Patients are often quite debilitated, making any form of treatment risky; close monitoring is required in all cases.



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