Treating atypical Addison's Disease in Our Dog

Treating atypical Addison's Disease in Our Dog

Once our smiling dog Bernie McSquare was diagnosed with atypical Addison's Disease, we sat down with our vet and put together a treatment plan. Within the first few months, we made a few small adjustments, but overall, the treatment plan has remained pretty consistent.

Most days Bernie is a happy boy who loves life. He looks forward to our daily walks and slightly longer weekend adventures. Attending different obedience classes keeps him mentally sharp. Playing with his pals at doggie daycare and his little sister Lizzie keeps him spry.

When he experiences stress, though, our Doodle's atypical Addison's Disease may flare up. We have to be ready.

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Diagnosing Our Labradoodle Puppy with Addison's Disease

Diagnosing Our Labradoodle Puppy with Addison's Disease

Life with Bernie McSquare hummed along for three months.

Over 2016's Labor Day weekend, Matthew traveled out-of-town to visit his mom (Thursday - Monday). He was gone for just four days, but I could see how his absence affected Bernie.

When we'd come home from our walks, Bernie would stop and look into the parking lot waiting to see Daddy drive up.

I tried to play with him more and give extra snuggles, but our little guy wasn't the same happy Doodle. He was also teething and starting to lose a few puppy teeth.

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