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Dog Addisons Disease

…more serious in an animal with untreated Addison’s disease. Because Addison’s disease is a chronic condition and the symptoms may be hard to recognize, many animals remain undiagnosed. Many symptoms of Addison’s disease imitate other conditions, and the disease itself may be caused by other underlying problems; as such, it may take some time before the disease can be identified. However prognosis is usually good for Addison’s disease sufferers,…


…Portugal with the Moors. In addition, unlike other breeds bred to different sizes, the 3 sizes of poodle (miniature, toy, and standard) have always been around.Name: As poodles were originally bred as water dogs, their name comes from the German word “pudeln” which means “to splash in water.”Temperament: Despite their reputation as being arrogant, prissy dogs, the poodle is often considered among the most intelligent of dog breeds. They are very…

Cat Cushings Disease

…While much more common in dogs, these disorders do occasionally affect cats. Feline Cushings disease is also known as hyperadrenocorticism and involves the overproduction of adrenal hormones. Particularly rare in cats, Addisons disease often involves the production of antibodies that destroy the adrenal glands. This damage then results in the insufficient production of adrenal hormones. Although these diseases share several common symptoms,…

Dog Clostridium Perfringens

dog has chronic diarrhea, and is free of other diseases that may cause long term bowel disruption, C. perfringens might be responsible. The types of diarrhea that can be caused by C. perfringens range anywhere from relatively mild to potentially lethal hemorrhagic diarrhea – a thorough physical examination must be performed to eliminate other possible causes such as parasites, inflammation, dietary problems, intestinal cancer, Addison’s disease,

Dog Alopecia X

…a wide variety in the amount of melatonin. Methyltestosterone, an expensive drug, may cause liver damage and increase aggression. Another alternative is low dose lysodren, a chemotherapy agent that erodes the outer layer of adrenal glands and slows the production of hormones. This agent controls the cortisone produced. Side effects include possible cortisone deficiency or Addison’s Disease, an adrenal steroid deficiency. Dogs may react with…

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