"When all is said and done
I'll never count the cost
It's worth all that's lost
Just to see you smile"
- Tim McGraw

Melody is our resident angel. She passed away on Jan 3, 2005
At the age of 4, she was diagnosed with Addison's Disease.
Here are some links to Addison's that I found helpful:

Our Story
How we found out about Addison's Disease

Canine Addison's Website Home Page
Links include the story of a special rescued AD Basset who now has her permanent home, success stories of dogs who were adopted by new owners knowing they had AD!! and memorials for the dearly missed souls who have left us in this lifetime...

A list of questions that pop up frequently

Addison's Disease
Tons of articles about Addison's Disease in Dogs

Florinef information, includes a dosage chart listing dosage variations
& amount of glucs used by weight.

Addison's Disease
Florinef for less
Compounding Pharmacists can save you money on "generic" Florinef

DOCP / Percorten-V information, includes a dosage chart
listing dosage variations & amount of glucs used by weight.
Also listed are online pharmacies that sell DOCP.

Explains how and why mineralocorticoids work

Information on Prednisone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone
Explanation of how and why glucocorticoids work

Clinical Implications of sodium-potassium ratios in dogs

The Merck Manual of Medical Information
An excellent site which describes abnormal salt / potassium levels in the body and what high / low levels may mean

Endocrine Disease - Veterinary Medicine June 2000 (redistributed with permission)
An excellent article written by Dr. Deborah S. Greco
(zipped file - click above to download the zipped Word Document)

Endocrinology: Addison's Disease & ACTH Testing Procedures - Lecture Notes March 2001
Dr. Deborah S. Greco's lecture notes, discusses Polyendocrine Gland Failure - hypothyroidism, diabetes, and Addison's Disease

DNA Study - Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (UCDavis)
Currently collecting samples from Bearded Collies, Std Poodles, and Leonbergers
to study the genetics of Addison's Disease. Please send for your free kit!

Veterinarian Referrals
Veterinarians referred by listmembers

Heart Disease Information
Many AD dogs have murmurs - there are some interesting articles listed here, as well as others on heart disease and email groups to learn more.

k9Addison's 2004 Calendar
All proceeds benefit The Canine Addison's Disease Foundation.
These gorgeous creations make fabulous gifts, and are perfect for veterinarians!

k9Addison's Shoppe
A mini-mall where your purchases help benefit The Canine Addison's Disease Foundation. Check it out!

Cats and Addison's Disease
We're not just dogs anymore - this area is primarily for cats with Addison's Disease, and we include a mailing list for cats and other non k9 pets with Addison's.

Melody's Inspiration Area

Melody's Dictionary

Melody's Angel Page

Best of Times Lyrics

Join an email list for Canines with Addison's Disease

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Melody's Guestbook

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This page updated Sunday, 11-Sep-2005 10:48:13 PDT