Melorich Australian labradoodles
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Staci Huntley
Mon Sep 23, 2013 09:15

I have a 2 year old Australian Labradoodle that was diagnosed with Addisons when he was one it is a very manageable disease with proper meds they can live a long happy life he get's a DOCP shot every 28 days and is on daily Pred to manage his Addisons he was still under warranty when we found out about his Addisons and I never considered giving him back he is my baby and yes the meds are costly. I would not say that it is more common in Labradoodles I belong to a yahoo Addisons group that has about 8000 members and I have only seen maybe 6 members that have Labradoodles common breeds are Standard Poodle, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard,and West Highland white terrier. Females are more likely to have Addison’s disease than males Dogs with Addison’s disease can have a wide variety of symptoms, which causes Addison’s
disease to be mistaken for other diseases including gastrointestinal diseases, renal failure, and heart disease. Symptoms of Addison’s disease Vomiting Diarrhea Decreased appetite Lethargy, playing less, depression Increased thirst and urination Weight loss Severe weakness, unresponsiveness There are two differnt kinds of Addisons atypical or secondary Addison's disease. Symptoms may worsen during times of stress A test called an ACTH stimulation test is used to diagnose Addison’s disease I hope this was helpful.

  • Addison's Disease - Linda, Thu Sep 19 05:36
    I read that Australian labradoodles have a tendancy to develop Addison's disease. It can be underdiagnosed and am wondering if any owners have had any testing done or know more about this disease.
    • Addisons - Staci Huntley, Mon Sep 23 09:15
    • Addisons -, Sun Sep 22 08:10
      To say that Australian Labradoodles have a tendancy to developing Addisons I think is misleading. Poodles were one of a half dozen breeds that had a statistically higher propensity of developing this ... more
      • Thanks - Linda, Sun Sep 22 10:45
        Thank you for the message, I appreciate it. A lot of stuff on web is misleading but wanted to get accurate info. Our ALD is a great dog and if this was something that would affect her we wanted to... more
        • Re: Thanks -, Sun Sep 22 11:09
          Sorry it took several days. Females are more prone than males but, again, it isn't common.We do our best to breed away from things we understand and daily that changes. I's the same with humans in... more
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