Our expert says:
Yes the adrenals (the glands adjacent to the kidney) produce cortisol and it is increased under stressful conditions. A basal cortisol level can be performed by your vet to determine what the normal day-to-day levels are.
To answer the other question - when you say blood work OK, what tests were done? One can have blood tests that are "OK" but unless a specific test is done the result may be misleading. In other words if one does a general health profile it will give you results for all the tesats in the panel that may be normal but specific tests will be required to determine if other conditions are present (not catered for by the general health profile. I hope that makes sense!
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