Id like a 2nd opinion on what may be the problem with my dog. vet said anemia due to a pituitary issue....?? dog is very

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Customer: id like a 2nd opinion on what may be the problem with my dog. vet said anemia due to a pituitary issue....?? dog is very lethargic and no energy. normal appetite and water consumption. no interest in play. walks kind of unbalanced the last day or two. he just llost all energy about 5 days ago alll of the sudden. maybe you can help? what do you think based on the labs i have.
Answered by Dr. Noel Berger in 2 hours 1 month ago
Dr. Noel Berger
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need a 2nd opinion.


I am Dr. Noel Berger, it is my pleasure to serve you today. I am an active licensed veterinarian with over 34 years of clinical experience.

Your concerns about your pet's health are my top priority, and I can confidently help you both feel better.

My objective is to determine whether your pet needs to have a full physical exam, or if we can manage things from the comfort of your home.

Please be patient with me when I ask you a few questions regarding your pet's situation.


I cannot prescribe medication on this platform, but if you have medicine at home, I can discuss correct dosages with you.


I will do my best to help you and your pet, and give you my professional advice based on the history and clinical signs you share.


This looks like Addisson's disease.

To prove it, your veterinarian should run an ACTH stimulation test.

If the test is confirmatory, then it should be quite easy to treat with a long acting injectable mineralcorticoid monthly, and Prednisolone daily.

Here is some information about Addisson's disease.

The anemia is a red herring.

The real culprit is likely the imbalance of Sodium and Potassium

ok. is cushings disease also a possibility? thanks for your help. the acth is scheduled for this morning , ill let you know how it goes.
scratch that last question. i was informed it is the opposite of cushings disease.

Right - Cushing's is too much cortisol, and

Addisson's is not enough.

Please let me know what they find on that ACTH stim test. I am very interested to know.

Hello. it looks like on 5/11 they gave him Cortosyn for Cushings, also Percorten for Addisons. does that make sense?
he was diagnosed with Addisons.

The Cortrosyn was used to make the diagnosis of Addisson's disease, and the Percorten was given to treat it.

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