Melody's Links to Addison's Disease / Adrenal Insufficiency

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"When all is said and done
I'll never count the cost
It's worth all that's lost
Just to see you smile"
- Tim McGraw



Melody is our resident angel.
At the age of 4, she was diagnosed with Addison's Disease.
Here are some links to Addison's that I found helpful:

(search engine is at the bottom of the page)

Our Story
How we found out about Addison's Disease

Canine Addison's Website Home Page
Links include the story of a special rescued AD Basset who now has her permanenthome, success stories of dogs who were adopted by new owners knowing they had AD!!
and memorials for the dearly missed souls who have left us in this lifetime...

FAQs
A list of questions that pop up frequently

Florinef for less
Compounding Pharmacists can save you money on "generic" Florinef

Dog World's June 2001 Article on Addison's Disease (word document)
With permission from Dog World

Addison's Disease
Tons of articles about Addison's Disease in Dogs

Endocrine Disease - Veterinary Medicine June 2000 (redistributed with permission)
An excellent article written by Dr. Deborah S. Greco (zipped file - click above to
download the Word Document)

Florinef information, includes a dosage chart listing dosage variations
& amount of glucs used by weight.

DOCP / Percorten-V information, includes a dosage chart
listing dosage variations & amount of glucs used by weight.
Also listed is an online pharmacy that sells DOCP for $107.89 US.

Mineralocorticoids
Explains how and why mineralocorticoids work

Glucocorticoids
Information on Prednisone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone
Explanation of how and why glucocorticoids work

DNA Study - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (UCDavis)
Currently collecting samples from Bearded Collies, Std Poodles, and Leonbergers
to study the genetics of Addison's Disease. Please send for your free kit!

Veterinarian Referrals
Veterinarians referred by listmembers

Donations
We are accepting donations to help owners with AD dogs who are in financial distress.

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