If You Own a Female Dog of a Certain Age and Breed, You Should Be Aware of Addison's Disease

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  • Addison’s disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a condition in which the adrenal glands don’t produce the amount of hormones a dog’s body requires. The adrenal glands secrete the hormones responsible for the ‘fight-or-flight’ response in animals. An insufficient supply of these hormones means a dog’s body cannot manage her stress response effectively.

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