Clarifying Diagnosis of Addisons Disease; Excellent New Book
The October and November 2011 issues of Whole Dog Journal provided in-depth discussion of canine Addisons and Cushings diseases. The following information should help clarify other questions that may arise about the diagnosis of canine adrenal disorders. The relationships between adrenal cortisol and sex steroid production is complicated. In chronic illnesses, the bodys adrenal glands can become exhausted or fatigued. The adrenal glands may then respond by increasing the output of cortisol, and the intermediate and sex steroids.