General information on Addison's Disease
Addison's Disease is a disease that results from the reduction in corticosteroid secretion from the adrenal gland. When this happens the metabolism and electrolytes get out of balance cause Addison's Disease symptoms.
Symptoms of Addison's Disease
The symptoms of Addison's Disease are lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, and muscle weakness. The dog may collapse from shock due to the electrolyte and metabolic imbalance during a period of stress.
Treatments for Addison's Disease
If you suspect Addison's Disease seek veterinary advice immediately. Diagnosis is confirmed by a blood test and treatment of medication to balance electrolytes and metabolism is usually recommended.
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Addison's Disease experience by - bob
loch lomond ca usa
sammy,my 7 year old big rottreiler and doberman mix, got real sick over several days,lost weight,slowed way down suddenly,stopped eating very much,then one morning could hardly get up and dragged his feet when walking,and real sleepy non responsiive lethargic behav ior.took him to vet imediatly and did blood tests to find out if adrenal gland is the problem,he was put on iv and given pegnasone and imediatly responded to improve,now hopefully we can treat sammy and keep him around.
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