Addison's Disease

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Addison's Disease

Postby JTracyII » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:07 pm

I'd like to hear from Vets or owners with experience with dogs with this disease. I know it is managed primarily through an injection approximately monthly and a pill a day. What I need to know is how easy it is to manage? And, can a treated dog typically hunt as well as before treatment begins? If you have had a working dog (or known someone with a working dog) with this disease or have treated dogs with this disease please feel free to chime in. Thanks for your input in advance.
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Re: Addison's Disease

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:35 pm

The disease reduces the dogs ability to maintain electrolytes. Stress affects the success of treatment. If your dog is easygoing, there’s no reason he can’t live a normal (including travel and hunting) life outside the medical care required.

High stress dogs will need more adjustments to steroid levels during times of stress and might do better in a home where there’s no changes in routine.

Overall, dogs are also individuals and treatment is the best way to find out how it’s going to go.
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