Addisons Disease in Dogs | Whole Dog Journal
This symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs can make it difficult to pin down.
Addisons disease is often called the great pretender. The symptoms can be chronic, vague, and masquerade as other illnesses. The initial diagnosis is often missed and only discovered after other diagnostic avenues have been exhausted. In any dog that has waxing and waning signs like decreased appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, or just general poor doing, Addisons should be on the differential diagnosis list. This is especially true in breeds such as Rottweilers, Great Pyrenees, and Portuguese Water Dogs.