|My friends boy, Nike, was recently diagnosed with AD. I saw him this weekend, not long after the diagnosis, and he is back to his wonderful, sweet self. It was great to see him feeling "normal" again and baiting from outside the ring.
Thanks for making AD one of your health topics.
|The more I read on your website about Addison's...the more I believe it's what I lost my precious Nala to. The symptoms and the crash sound sadly familiar...I just didn't know what name to put on them. We even had the local Vet.College do an autopsy to find the reason we lost her so suddenly at 3.5 years old, and they came back with an "Inconclusive" result. That was the most hurtful part...not knowing WHY. But I believe I have an answer after all. I am grateful to you for your site and a bit of "closure". Thank You!
|Catherine is a beautiful girl, just going to show that there is life after Addison's is diagonosed.
Thank you for running this very informative series.
I am learning more with each installment.
By the way, I love Catherine's natural ears!
|Ginnie, once again you and Bobbie hit the nail on the head. THANK YOU for making another of our "Dane" diseases more understandable. WE owe you a lot for working to help our breed! Love ya!
once again you have done a fantastic job of educating all of us. Keep up the good work! I also believe that Addison's is grossly underdiagnosed and can tell you of several rescue Danes that were found to have it.
|Help!!!! My dog I think has addison's. I live in a small town in Minnesota. She has been limping and holding her left front foot for a couple days and when I woke up on Monday, she was limping on the front foot still, but held her back right foot up. Today, she could not even get up, I coaxed her up and let her outside this a.m. and she fell coming back up my three little steps into the door and she could not get back up. She has not eaten since Sunday, nor has she drank any water. I have taken her to the vet before for her limps and they tell me that she has Wobblers, but she never showed any symptoms until she was two years old and she will be four this August. Every summer when it is damp out, she limps, but this is worse than I have ever seen it. Please email me with comments or suggestions to help my baby, Tori.
If you think your dog has Addison's, PLEASE get her to vet as soon as possible for testing. If you regular vet isn't willing to do the test, then find one who will.
If you read this three-part series on Addison's, you should find plenty of information about the disorder. It is important to have the ACTH stimulation test performed in order to get a definitive diagnosis.
Good luck, and please keep us posted,
|My beautiful Harlequin Harley was diagnosed on Saturday, September 25th, a year too late. He died the next day. The vet I had been seeing had not tested, or even suggested AD, when Harley stopped eating for a week last year. 4 weeks ago he stopped eating again, after bouncing back and seeming healthy from the first "crash". I took him to another vet, after my normal vet refused to even see him, and he immediately suggested AD, and tested him positive within a few days. Unfortunately, it was too late. If you think your dog might have AD, don't waste any time. I'll forever wonder if I'd still have my boy had he been diagnosed correctly the first time.
Missing my boy,
|My beautiful Harlequin Harley died on September 26th, 2004, he had the secondary form of Addisons that should have been diagnosed a year ago. I'll forever wonder if he had been diagnosed a year ago if we'd still have him today...I miss my boy.
|My Great Dane Rover
will not Eat or drink anything.
He has been throwing up alot and has diariea. He is limping on his back legs just a little and some time dont want to walk on his front right leg. He look like he walks bowleged.. He usaly a very happy and hyper dog who loves to play with his toys and run aroung but now all he is doing is sleeping and laying on the couch not wanting anything to do with anybody. i need help on what to do with him and what might be wrong with him. so please let me know something
|I left a comment on Gorgeous George's page, but I have become quite familiar with Catherine and her mom via a k9 AD support group on Yahoo. My 3 year old Harle, Atlas was just diagnosed last week on March 7th, 2006 with Primary Addison's. We were shocked but grateful he had something "fixable" b/c at first we thought his heart was failing (he was having a very fast heart beat, an arrythmia, and a murmur as well as poor pulses and weakness to his back legs). Little did we know that all those were symptoms of his Addison's! Anyway, his story and how he came to be diagnosed is quite interesting and we are quite blessed that he was diagnosed as quickly as he was. Check him out on www.addisondanes.blogspot.com