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    Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (4th Edition)
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    Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
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Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, is seen mainly in dogs and is caused by an over-production of cortisol in the body.  Symptoms of Cushing’s disease include excessive drinking and urinating, poor skin and coat quality, abdominal bloating, and excessive appetite. 

Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands.  Generally, cortisol is stored and released during times of stress. There are two possible causes for the over production of this hormone: a small tumor on the pituitary gland, or a tumor on the adrenal glands themselves. Cushing’s disease can also be caused by the over-use of steroidal pharmaceutical medications. 

The ultimate goal of treating Cushing’s is to improve the quality of life and reduce symptoms.

NHV Supraglan is a natural formula which contains a blend of herbs with anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and astringent properties, and helps regulate a range of symptoms caused by Cushing’s disease. The herbs work synergistically to balance the adrenal system and help the body to respond to stress and inflammation.  Supraglan also helps to restore the quality of the skin and coat and to regulate water levels, thereby reducing excessive thirst and urination.  

Wellness and Evo brands good for my cats health?

I have a 12 months old female and a 2-3 years old male cat; I'm currently feeding them Wellness vet food (1/2 can per day each cat) plus some dry, between meals, Evo brand with real chicken (1/4 cup per day each cat); the vet recommended me "Only

You're doing fine on your own. Vets recommend Science Diet because they get a 75% discount from the manufacturer to stock it. But very few vets have any nutritional training. Still, you'd think they'd look at the ingredients and KNOW that the huge amount

You are doing right by your cats, and current studies show that dry food is a major contributor towards diabetes, obesity, urinary tract disorders, and kidney disease. Not all vets have furthered their education in nutrition beyond what they were taught

Yes, I don't see how educated vets can recommend Science Diet. Wellness and Evo are 2 of the better brands on the market. Wet food is much better for your cat's health than dry, although both companies make dry food that is much better than average.

Where can I buy Vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate powder for a raw feline diet?

I'm following Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats and I have found bonemeal online but not vitamin C for cats in a powder form. Any websites that you know of besides PETCO or PETSMART?

try or for supplements to the raw diet you are working on.
you may also want to consider commercially prepared raw diets that are already balanced out and contain the right amount of nutrients, meats, vegetables,

Any health food store carries it.

Try a natural supplements store or healthfood store. I had a store close to where I used to live that sold a lot of natural stuff and I could find all my supplements there to include in my animals diets. Vitamin K, special oils, powdered Vit C and something