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Canine Addisons Disease, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Canine Addisons Disease, also called Canine Hypoadrenocorticism, is a hormonal disorder of the adrenal gland that can effect metabolism and reaction to stress.





Research indicates that the disease can be inherited in the Leonberger. Symptoms of the disease may include lethargy, loss of appetite and weight loss, as well as diarrhea and vomiting. There could also be muscle pain.

If not diagnosed properly, the disease can lead to chronic shock after a stressful situation, such as anaesthesia, resulting in death.

It is not easy to diagnose this disease, as symptoms are often similar to other, less serious conditions. Blood tests are needed to establish a firm diagnosis.





Canine Hypoadrenocorticism can be fatal and will certainly be debilitating if not treated, but provided that treatment begins early, it can be treated with hormone replacement injections or by oral medications. This treatment will need to be administered throughout the dog's lifetime, as there is no cure for the condition.



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