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Riley has been diagnosed with Addisons disease. He will need to be on steroids for the rest of his life, and he and steroids have not gotten along (liver tanked once and face/feet/neck blew up another). Hopefully we can find something that works without hurting him too much. Any thoughts you guys can spare for my beloved boy would be very appreciated! Thanks!
 

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I feel devastated for you. I'll keep you both in my prayers that you can find the right balance of treatment quickly. I know 'trying' to find the right solution can be difficult.

He is such a good boy!
 

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BPP,

I have an acquaintance at the dog park whose standard poodle had Addisons for many years and she died at the ripe age of 12, not too shabby considering her condition. I will find out what Ann used, but I am pretty sure it was prednisone.
 

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Noooooooooooo : ((((

I am so terribly sorry to hear that : (((. Some days I wonder if I should buy a puppy at all : (((, so many things can go wrong at any point and time : (((...I do not know if I would be strong enough to deal with such events at all : ((((

I hope that vet did all necessary evaluations : (. Did he check if he has a primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency ??? At least it is like that in people :rolffleyes:- if it is secondary that he will not need steroids but just hormonal replacement :rolffleyes: I hope it is same with dogs *sigh and that he will not need steroids : (((.

Please never forget that there are many natural supplements out there that can help with many conditions also !!!!

I will keep my fingers crossed that your vet comes up with great plan for Riley and that he responds positively to a therapy with the lightening speed !!!Never loose hope and keep us posted :hug:
 

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OMG!!! I am so very sorry! If this were me, I would be going on every Addsions site out there. From what I hear, there are a ton of support groups online and you could likely get a lot of help from others who have been there, done that. Someone told me there is an Addisons rescue group online who take in Addisonian dogs that the owners cannot afford to look after. They would likely be an enormous help to you!! You and Riley will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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I'm so very sorry to learn that you and Riley are faced with this all-too-common disease in our beloved breed. My hope is that an effective treatment course is found quickly, to ease Riley's symptoms and your mind. I have online friends with Addisons' afflicted Poodles who are doing very well, and some are 11 yrs. old. The online Addison's group - I believe on YaHoo - has been very helpful to them, not only in terms of support, but valuable information.

Sending you and Riley lots of good wishes, Poodle kisses, and a big
(((HUG)))

Lesly
 
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