Treatment requires reducing the level of cortisol in a dog’s blood. A dog will need to take medication for life in order to halt and contain the debilitating effects of this syndrome. Given the complexity of the syndrome, it is important that a dog is carefully monitored at every stage. The veterinary surgeon will need to perform tests at regular intervals to assess progress and to make sure of the dog’s well being. The owner is advised to keep checks on his/her dog and note any changes or new symptoms.