Preparing Your Pet for Testing

When you schedule your appointment for an ACTH Stimulation Test at our hospital.  Please follow the following steps: Fast your pet the night before by removing all food after 8pm. Your pet will will be scheduled for their admission appointment with one of our veterinary technicians. Admission appointments are scheduled at 8, 8:15am, and 8:30am. [...]

Testing for Cushing’s Disease

Urine Cortisol / Creatinine Ratio Test This is considered a screening test, this test cannot diagnose Cushing's Disease but it can rule it out.  A urine sample is collected and examined for relative amounts of cortisol versus a normally excreted protein metabolite, creatinine.  The greater the raio, the higher the cortisol level.  High cortisol in [...]