Cost of Treatment: Up to $2,500 annually for the lifetime of your dog
Owners can expect a monthly cost of $200 for the ongoing treatment for blood tests, shots and steroids
What is Addison’s Disease in Dogs?
This chronic endocrine disorder results in the insufficient production of steroid hormones in your dog’s adrenal glands. The condition is typically diagnosed through medical imaging and blood tests, and ongoing, lifelong treatment is required.
Treatment for Addison’s Disease in Canines
Ongoing steroid replacement therapy is required to replace the hormones you dog’s adrenal glands don’t produce. Regular follow-up treatment is also needed to monitor for additional health problems.
Dog insurance can incredibly helpful for offsetting the perpetual costs associated with Addison’s disease, but your dog must be enrolled in a plan before he’s diagnosed or the disorder would not be covered as a pre-existing condition.
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