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    Default Addison's Disease.

    We have a 9 yr old Kelipie that has addison's disease. She is on medications for it and has been stable for a few months now.
    She has just come back from the vet and was diagnosed with pancreatitis.

    She is on pain killers and on 2hr watch for the night.
    Any feedback on this type of experience is much appreciated.


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    Hi Andee &

    Sorry to hear about your girl being unwell, sorry i cant help you in regards to her medical condition as i know nothing about Addison's disease or pancreatitis, other than that i've read that pork products & fatty foods can cause pancreatitis.... im sure other members may have some answers/ information for you.

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    She is in a real bad way.
    I just did a search for this topic and found some sad stories.
    I just hope she pulls through and that it wont be ongoing.
    When the addison's balance is out, she is very depressed and lathargic.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Queensland. Australia


    Hi Andee, sorry I can't offer any advice. Hope your girl gets well.

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    Jul 2009


    Andee, what is the prognosis?

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    That's so sad!

    From what I know,
    Different meds for Addisons are quite effective but your pooch will have to be on them for the rest of her life.

    Are the kidneys ok?

    In re. to Pancreatitis, I know that the 1st thing to do is rest the pancreas-which she's doing now, and then introduce small amounts of bland-low fat food and gradually increase the amount. Sometimes a change of diet and avoiding fat food is all that's needed to avoid flare ups.
    With both diseases, it all depends on how advanced it is, when diagnosis was made and complications.

    I also know that some medications can cause pancreatitis- so i'd be asking the vet if the Addisons meds could be causing it.

    I'm no expert, but I have researched both diseases especially Pancreatitis as it was suspected in one of my girls.

    The best thing for your girl now is to rest and for her pancreas to rest followed by having a good talk with your vet. Write yourself a list of questions just in case...
    It's hard but try to think positive and hopefully with a bland diet and meds she'll be herself again real soon.
    All the best!

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    SE QLD


    Andee, I am so sorry to hear about your kelpie and I wish her all the best. I had a dog with the disease many years ago and I'm afraid that she had a sad ending. I think her treatment was worse than the actual disease. Sending healing thoughts to her and hugz for you.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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