Autoimmune Response

There are many diseases that can cause autoimmune response in dogs. These include:

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), which is an autoimmune disease that affects many organs, including the skin, kidneys, joints and heart. The most common symptom is a butterfly-shaped rash on the face and body. However, this disease can also cause inflammation of the kidneys, leading to kidney failure if left untreated.

Cushing’s disease, caused by overproduction of cortisol by the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland is located above each kidney and produces hormones that help regulate metabolism and blood pressure.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which causes chronic intestinal inflammation with diarrhea and vomiting. Treatment usually involves medications to control symptoms as well as antibiotics to treat infections that occur along with IBD.

Published by AmberLDrake

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.