Money-Saving Strategies for Dogs With Addison’s Disease


To make Addison’s treatment affordable, many caregivers purchase compounded fludrocortisone from a compounding pharmacy. The compounded version is much more cost-effective for larger dogs than brand-name Florinef. Most dogs who receive Percorten-V injections and about half of those who take Florinef require a small daily oral dose of inexpensive prednisone as well.

Other money-saving strategies include giving shots at home to avoid having to pay for an office visit for each injection, purchasing medications online at a discount with help of veterinarians willing to write the necessary prescriptions, or negotiating with veterinarians to keep office visit costs to a minimum.

For more information on the diagnosis and treatment of Addison’s disease, purchase and download Whole Dog Journal’s ebook, Addison’s Disease.