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Pheochromocytomas (Adrenal Gland Tumor)

  • Last updated on January 24, 2012

An Adrenal Gland Tumor may be a result in symptoms of adrenal fatigue in dogs. It is caused by the overproduction of hormones. The adrenal gland consists of two parts: the medulla and the cortex. This type of tumor is located on the adrenal medulla. A benign tumor, one that is not cancerous, is called an adenoma and can still cause an overproduction of hormones. 

Symptoms

  • Enlarged Abdomen (from swollen liver)
  • Excessive Urination
  • Thirst
  • Faster Heart Rate
  • Restlessness

Treatment

The cancer needs to be surgically removed and controlled with the use of a medication called mitotane.

There is a homeopathic remedy called PetAlive Adrenal Super-Boost to temporarily relieve adrenal fatigue and supports adrenal gland functioning.