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Hi,
We have a 5 month old black standard poodle puppy. Last week she got very sick with vomiting and diarrhea. She was negative for parvo. We decided to do an abdominal ultrasound and the findings were that she has small adrenal glands. They immediately did the Addisons disease test which came back negative. Does anyone have experience with this? From what we’ve been reading, it usually doesn’t effect the dogs until later in life. We are concerned since the glands are small that this may come on later in life. Or there’s a different reason why they are small.
Waiting for call back from ultrasound doctor to discuss. Thank you.
 

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Hi,

I'm not experienced in a poodle with Addison's so can't be much help but wanted you to know that you've been heard. I know we have, and have had, members who've been thru this so I hope some will drop by.

Your good news is that she's testing negative now and there isn't necessarily a reason to connect small adrenal glands to a later diagnosis.

I hope that you get some clarification from the ultrasound results. Please let us know what you learn. I'm sending positive thoughts to you all :)
 
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I have loads of experience with Addison's disease. Our Weimaraner was diagnosed with Addisons at 3 and lived to the ripe old age of 13, which is beyond elderly for a Weimaraner. It can be managed with medication and isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. She had one Addisonian crisis in her life, the one where she was diagnosed. The rest of her life she was a perfectly normal dog who took some meds and got a shot every few weeks. Breathe. And don't stress. Enjoy your puppy.
 

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Like many of the posters above, we encountered Addison's in our 3 year old female earlier this year (2021). And like many we thought she was on her way out of this world until it was correctly diagnosed. Since then she has made a full-ish recovery but the prednisone has added some weight to her. She still competes in dock diving and different frisbee events against all sizes and all breeds. She has won many or at least been in the top 3. We manage her prednisone dosage depending upon the competition. There is life after Addison's.
 
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