While some patients with advanced conditions do require referral to veterinary specialists, many cases, especially dogs with canine hyperadrenocorticism, are well within the case management capabilities of general practitioners.
Well-trained technicians and other team members can help reinforce veterinarians' messages to clients about signs of illness in pets, the advantages of early disease recognition and treatment, and the importance of follow-up care.
When your technicians and other team members are well trained, they can help keep clients informed about signs of illness in their pets so diagnoses can be reached earlier and treatments initiated sooner.
Cushing's syndrome can be challenging to identify because of its variable clinical manifestations in our canine patients. One of the trickier clinical presentations for veterinarians to keep in mind is recurring pyoderma.