Like people, unfortunately our pets can suffer from chronic health problems. Diabetes, arthritis, thyroid problems and even conditions such as epilepsy may require pets to be on long-term or life-long medications and receive other treatments.
In order to ensure these pets are managed and their quality of life is maintained, it is vital that they are closely monitored to make sure their treatment is working and their disease is not progressing. Importantly, in some cases, monitoring is required to check that the medications they are receiving are not having untoward side effects.
Addison’s disease occurs in dogs when their adrenal glands no longer produce sufficient quantities of two important groups of chemicals, namely glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. While the disease is uncommon in dogs, it can have serious consequences if proper treatment is not provided. Part of this treatment involves careful monitoring of the response to medications and […]Read more