Nivia I. Mart?nez, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM
Canine hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is a common condition seen most frequently in middle aged to older dogs. The clinical signs and physical examination findings characteristic for the condition include polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, abdominal distension, hepatomegaly and dermatologic changes such as bilaterally symmetrical alopecia. Affected dogs are prone to develop complications from the hypercortisolemia such as pyoderma, urinary tract infections, diabetes mellitus, proteinuric renal disease, and pulmonary thromboembolism.