I'm after some advice if anyone has any to offer. I have an 8 year old springer who has some hair loss/thinning and I think is also drinking more than he used to. Hair loss appeared after he spent a week in kennels and then three weeks at my Dad's whilst we were on holiday. The vet suggested it may be stress /diet related due to the month away so come back if it doesn't clear up. its a couple of months down the line and the hair loss is has extended from two patches on one side to include a larger patch of thinning on the other side. Back in the vets today and had a blood test for thyroid etc which came back normal - good news, so booked in tomorrow for another two stage test for Cushings disease. Obviously I've never heard of it, I have done a quick google but don't want to jump to any incorrect assumptions. My vet is very good and I trust him in having the dog's best interests at heart rather than how to make a few quid out of the situation, BUT, when I'm in there with my best pal, I seem to fog up and rational thought and my ability to comprehend what the vet is telling me seem t leave me. Are there any points or observations/questions I should be asking, or is there any information that I should be passing on to the vet. I went for my pre-op check for the snip last week no problems, but when I'm taking my pup to the vets I clam up completely!!!