Increased cortisol levels in dogs may result from one of several mechanisms. Potassium gradually builds up in the blood and, in severe cases, may cause the heart to slow down or beat irregularly. Small exotic animals, particularly rabbits and guinea pigs, commonly suffer from GI ileus or stasis — a condition that occurs when the muscle contractions of the stomach and intestines are reduced.
Helps regulate salt and water balance by retaining sodium salt and water and excreting potassium. The body monitors and adjusts the level of each hormone by using a feedback system specifically for that hormone.
Abstract Objective: To evaluate adrenal sex hormone concentrations in response to ACTH stimulation in healthy dogs, dogs with adrenal tumors, and dogs with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism PDH. Since glucocorticoid production is also impacted in these dogs, they eventually show clinical polyuria, polydypsia, polyphagia and some laboratory slightly elevated SAP evidence of classical adrenocorticism.
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