Addison’s Disease in the Dog: Atypical

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Primary Addison’s disease in the dog is characterized by decreased or complete loss of production of both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid hormones of the adrenal glands.  Atypical Addison’s disease in the dog, however, is cause by decreased production of only … [Read more...]

Addison’s Disease in the Dog: Treatment

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Many dogs are not diagnosed with Addison’s disease until they present to the veterinarian in an Addisonian crisis. At this advanced stage of disease, a number of life-saving measures must be taken, including administration of large amounts of intravenous fluids containing … [Read more...]

Addison’s Disease in the Dog: Overview

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Dogs with Addison’s disease may be affected with any one of three types of the condition: primary addison’s disease (discussed here), atypical Addison’s disease, and secondary Addison’s disease. It is better named “hypoadrenocorticism”, as it is a condition characterized by … [Read more...]

Addison’s Disease in Dogs

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Addison's disease in dogs is caused by a deficiency of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids.  These hormones are made and released by the adrenal glands which are very small peanut shaped glands that reside next to the kidneys.  In dogs with Addison's disease the adrenal … [Read more...]