My dog, who will be 10 in May, was diagnosed with Cushings disease today. Our vet, lovely lady that she is, is putting together an estimate of what it will cost to treat it. There is a new drug in the US recently approved by the FDA but widely used in Europe for years. DH has had him since he was about 8wks old. He decided that we can't afford expensive long term treatment and truthfully, we can't. A monthly script is one thing but bloodwork is costly. I'm dreading the call from the vet. I'm trying to think positive thoughts. Putting a pet down is never easy.