I'm taking care of a dog with Addison's Disease. I think I missed her morning dose of meds. What should I do? No, Sugar,

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Customer: I'm taking care of a dog with Addison's Disease. I think I missed her morning dose of meds. What should I do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Have you spoken to a vet about Addison's yet?
Customer: No
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sugar, age 12
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Answered by paul brazzell in 2 mins 3 weeks ago
paul brazzell
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Hello there. This is Dr.Paul Brazzell. I am sorry that you are having trouble with Sugar.

I can understand how stressful it is for you. I will do my utmost best to help you. Please note that it may take a few minutes to see my reply to your posts. Discussing the case by phone allows me to be more efficient and accurate in assessing the problem. Now, let’s see if we can get this sorted out for you. Do you see any signs out of the ordinary?


Thank you so much. Is Sugar receiving two medications? What drugs and what doses?

Just a steroid pill in the morning. 1/4 of the pill. I not there right now, so I'm not sure about the dose.

Okay, was this prednisone?


Thank you for that information. Please give me a few minutes to type my recommendations.


Okay, I am back. I am not too worried. I would recommend giving the prednisone as soon as you can today, though. This drug is used to ensure that they are able to handle any stressful situations, without decompensating.

What if I can't remember if I gave it to her? I don't want to double dose, right?

That would be better than not giving it. I am comfortable with a double-dose.

Ok, thanks

You are so very welcome. Please keep me apprised.

Please feel to reach out to me if you have any more questions regarding this problem or any future concerns. I am here to help!

And please let me know if I have not addressed any of your concerns. I will be happy to circle back and get you the information that you need.


Ok, thanks

My pleasure!

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