When the adrenal glands stop producing the hormones that keep the body in balance, Addison’s disease develops. Natural steroids, particularly cortisol and aldosterone, are the most essential hormones generated by the adrenal glands. The dog’s body will gradually degenerate without these hormones, and symptoms will begin to develop. When symptoms appear, a diagnosis can be made to help them get on the road to recovery.
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Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide. View more posts