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Addison’s Disease Essential Support Kit

Milk Thistle & Supraglan to support dogs with Addison's disease.

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Natural relief from symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs

Inspiring Pet Tails 4 min read
Natural relief from symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs

Hypoadrenocorticism is also known as Addison’s disease. When the adrenal gland fails to produce adrenal gland hormones, cortisol and aldosterone properly, this can lead to serious consequences. The cause of this disease is for the most part unknown; however, luckily there are ways it can be managed.

The adrenal glands are located next to the kidneys – ‘ad’ (next to) -‘renal’ (kidneys). These glands produce hormones that help our pets combat stress and regulate the water and electrolytes in the body. The symptoms of the adrenal disorder can be similar to various other health conditions in dogs. This is why a veterinarian will recommend elaborate diagnostic tests like CBC, Chemistry panel, electrolyte tests, and ACTH-stimulation tests.

Great dane breeds addison's disease

Standard Poodles, Great Danes, Bearded Collies, and West Highland White Terriers are some of the breeds that have been known to be more vulnerable to this disease. Although any pure breed or a mixed breed dog can be affected by this disease.

The primary type of Addison’s is more common in dogs and it is essentially an autoimmune disorder.

There are two types of Addison’s disease, primary and secondary. The primary type of Addison’s is more common in dogs and it is essentially an autoimmune disorder. This type of Addison’s disease in dogs is mostly idiopathic (cause unknown). However, some of the less common triggers known to veterinary science include cancer, certain drugs, concurrent disease. Sometimes Addison’s disease in dogs can also be caused as a result of deficiency of cortisol and aldosterone caused by the drug for Cushing’s disease.

Secondary Addison’s disease has a known cause and very often it is a tumor, in the pituitary gland. Long-term exposure to steroids or sudden stoppage of medication can also cause secondary Addison’s disease in dogs.

Symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs are many including lack of energy, loss of appetite, increased thirst (dehydration), slow heart rate, and low body temperature. One of the distinct symptoms of Addison’s disease is hair loss. We all struggle with our pups shedding, however; when it’s a sign that something is wrong it is harder to witness.

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@Milothesilverlab started showing signs of Addison’s disease after chemo treatment for his cancer. NHV Supplements have been a part of his regimen for more than 2 years to keep these side effects in control

Addison’s disease in dogs – Pet parent shares her story

After noticing a change in her pups’ personality and eating habits a few months ago, dog mom Megan Elizabeth took her beloved pup to the vet and was given the diagnosis of Addison’s Disease. This sweet 3.5-year-old pup then began shedding her hair, something she had never done. Megan became worried so she began to research which is what eventually lead her to NHV and our supplement Supraglan.

Back in November, my 4-year-old pup had stopped eating and became very lethargic so I took her into the vet and she was diagnosed with Addison’s, which I was told is fairly easy to maintain with a monthly shot, but then a month later she started shedding chunks of hair, which was scary and also unusual since she never shed before, so I began doing my own research and was very happy to find NHV products. 

I’ve been talking to my vet a LOT throughout this whole process and she (my vet) attributed the hair loss to the Addison’s and gave me the green light to start her on the Supraglan. I’m grateful to have found this natural supplement because the alternative would be to keep her on steroids to maintain her energy, which I was also told could lead to Cushing’s Disease. 

She’s been using the Supraglan for about 3 months now and I added the Milk Thistle and Multi Essentials about 2 months ago per NHV and my vet’s recommendation and her energy levels are back up and consistent, she’s no longer shedding, and her coat is looking healthy again. 

I just put her dosage of the supplements on her food in the morning and evening. I’m very grateful for NHV and their products! The vets at NHV are extremely kind, helpful, and responsive and I really appreciate the value they place on their patients/customers, as shown through their posts/interactions on their social media. Thank you 🙂

“This pup is now feeling the wind in her fur again, something she’s always loved.”

Supplements for Addison’s disease in dogs:

If your pup is suffering from Addison’s NHV has supplements that can help. These also work preventatively. In case your pup has been exposed to strong medications for a long term or has been taking Cushing’s medications regularly then these supplements can be taken preventatively to help support the adrenal glands.

Supraglan for dogs

Supraglan helps to regulate the adrenal system and mitigate the frustrating symptoms that adrenal disorders can show. It helps the body in responding appropriately to stress and aids in reducing inflammation. It can also help to support the skin and hair coat which is often a struggle when coping with Addison’s disease in dogs.

Along with Supraglan we also recommend Milk Thistle to help to support and detoxify the liver, as it is often also affected by adrenal disorders like Cushing’s disease or Addison’s disease.

The two come together in Addison’s Disease Essential Support Kit.

NHV Pet Experts have been able to help many dogs cope with symptoms of Addison’s disease by recommending the suitable regimens customized to their health needs. These formulas to support adrenal disorders are more than twenty years old and have been formulated by a holistic vet and master herbalist to support dogs facing Addison’s disease. Get in touch with us today and let us help your dog with Addison’s disease cope better.

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Published: April 8, 2019

8 replies

  1. Erik Rogers says:

    Our Beagle was diagnosed for Addison’s disease a couple of months ago. Soon after the for on his belly and chest have been shedding and his coat feels coarse. Does your product work with the medications he is taking every 25 days or replaces the medications? Other than the shedding here’s back to his crazy Chacho self. Which took months and a ton of different meds and diagnosis to find out.

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Erik,

      We’re sorry to hear your sweet little one has been diagnosed with Addison’s disease. We know how tough it can be on both pet and parent when your little one is sick. We’re here to help. Ou supplements can in fact be taken alongside veterinarian medications. We recommend taking the supplements 2 hours before the medication is given. This ensures both medication and supplement has time to integrate into your little one’s system.

      We’re so glad that he’s almost his perfect self! For his hair loss and other Addison’s symptoms, we have an Addison’s Disease Essential Support Kit which you can find here: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/natural-remedy-for-addisons-disease-in-dogs-cats

      It includes Milk Thistle and Supraglan. Supraglan helps regular water and electrolytes, promotes hair growth, helps with appetite, and helps soothe inflammation and stress while Milk Thistle help detoxify and support the liver.

      We know the process of diagnosis can be so long, frustrating, and scary . You’re an incredible mom and you’re doing everything you can for your pupper.

      We’re here for you both if you ever have any questions or need anything at all.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  2. Sera Hatchett says:

    Hello,
    I’m dog was diagnosed with Addison’s about a year and a half ago. She has since been on the [pharmaceutical name removed] and [pharmaceutical name removed] that they prescribe. She was doing great except for the fact that she is sharpei and the [pharmaceutical name removed] made her lose her cute wrinkles and sherpei face(she’s still cute though).
    Recently, I have been noticing that her coat is starting to get really coarse and she is losing her fur in patches and it’s not growing back. She also gotten pretty chubby and I’ve cut her food back a little and she won’t lose weight either.
    So, I guess my question is can I use these supplements along with the [pharmaceutical name removed] and [pharmaceutical name removed]? Have most dogs had success with the supplements to where they could get weaned off of the medications?
    I’m really starting to feel at loss because when I bring up the hair loss to the vets, they treat it like it’s not an issue.
    Thank you for any help.

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Sera,

      We know how worrisome this can be for both you and your little one. We’ll try our best to do all we can to help you support your sweet pupper’s health naturally.

      For Addison’s disease, Supraglan is our main supplement and has herbs to help balance the adrenal health naturally and support the body against symptoms like poor furcoat, excessive appetite, thirst, and urination concerns. We have Milk Thistle that can be helpful in decreasing the toxicities of pharmaceutical meds while supporting healthier liver function.

      As for weight loss, it’s a journey. We’re hopeful when she feels more supported on the herbs, she’ll be able to return to a healthier weight. We’ve had many furfriends that have seen improvements on the supplements while they receive their conventional vet treatment, but it’s possible to speak to your vet to review their treatment as your little one feels more supported on the herbs.

      We’re rooting for her. If there’s anything we can do, don’t hesitate to message us! Sending lots of healing vibes and love!

  3. sonia rodrigues says:

    My 7 yr mix breed is currently on Pred 5 mg SID and Percortin injections montly for Addisons. Now she has a poor coat . What can I do to help her???

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Sonia,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us.

      We first want to thank you wholeheartedly for taking such great care of your sweetheart. We can only imagine how tough this must be for you and your furmily right now but you’re doing an amazing job and we’re sure that your sweet girl appreciates and loves you so much!

      We have some suggestions that we think could help:

      First, we’d recommend our Addison’s Disease Nutritional Support Kit which contains Supraglan, Milk Thistle, and Multi Essentials. Supraglan can help to produce hormones that help control appetite. Milk Thistle can help to improve liver function and promotes detoxification. Milk Thistle can help to fill nutritional voids and promotes healthy skin and coat.

      Here’s more information about the Addison’s Disease with Nutritional Support Kit for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/addisons-disease-with-nutritional-support-kit

      In addition to this kit, we would also suggest Petomega 3. This is our fish oil supplement that can help to support healthy skin and coat, immune system health, and can help to support healthy joints too.

      Here’s more information on Petomega 3 for you: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/petomega-3-omega-3-for-dogs

      We know this is a lot of information to take in so please take your time to review everything. We’re just a message or call away should you have any questions at all!

      Sending you and your furkiddo lots of love and healing vibes!

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  4. FIDES says:

    Good morning, my questions regarding the medication:
    1) For a miniature pinscher with Addison’s disease, can I use the medication as an alternative for the medication prescribed by the veterinarian?
    2) My reason for the latter question is, the medication prescribed and the commitment of visitations is not within our financial competence. If we can use the natural remedy you provide, what is the approximate time period of use for my dog? (For how long will each bottle, or medication, you advise last?
    My dog is approximately four years old as of May, the runt of the miniature pinscher litter, and was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease as of the summer last. His symptoms include: lethargy, hair loss and change of color, lack of appetite, weight loss or gain, and the inability to process or function with his brain, when without medication. He was initially diagnosed when due to a bodily collapse. He is the victim and survivor of a mortal attack from two miniature pinschers in the year of 2020, and as a result of the loss of blood and the mental, physical and bodily effects I believe it contributed to his contraction of Addison’s Disease. I feel a calling to provide him with a natural remedy that I am in control of, in opposition to medication and vaccination within the control of a man.
    3) What other natural remedies, besides what you provide, do you believe could assist my dog and his bodily, mental and physical needs?
    4) What natural food do you recommend for my dog?
    FIDES

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Fides,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us. We can tell you’re an amazing furparent doing all that they can for their little one, thank you so much for looking out for your sweet boy.

      We have some answers to your questions that we’d love to share with you!

      1) For a miniature pinscher with Addison’s disease, can I use the medication as an alternative for the medication prescribed by the veterinarian?

      A) Unfortunately the supplements (Supraglan and Milk Thistle) are not substitutes for the medication. However, it can help decrease the side effects and the dosage of the medication.

      2) My reason for the latter question is, the medication prescribed and the commitment of visitations is not within our financial competence. If we can use the natural remedy you provide, what is the approximate time period of use for my dog? (For how long will each bottle, or medication, you advise last?

      My dog is approximately four years old as of May, the runt of the miniature pinscher litter, and was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease as of the summer last. His symptoms include lethargy, hair loss and change of color, lack of appetite, weight loss or gain, and the inability to process or function with his brain, when without medication. He was initially diagnosed when due to a bodily collapse. He is the victim and survivor of a mortal attack from two miniature pinschers in the year of 2020, and as a result of the loss of blood and the mental, physical and bodily effects I believe it contributed to his contraction of Addison’s Disease. I feel a calling to provide him with a natural remedy that I am in control of, in opposition to medication and vaccination within the control of a man.My prayers in the name of GOD,

      A) The supplements take around 3 weeks to start to show the effects on the body.

      3) What other natural remedies, besides what you provide, do you believe could assist my dog and his bodily, mental, and physical needs?

      A) Along with NHV supplements a balanced diet can be very helpful.

      4) What natural food do you recommend for my dog?

      A) I would recommend adding probiotics such as FortiFlora. It can be very beneficial for your little one. Also, a homemade diet may be beneficial. Please check this link for more information: https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/personalized-veterinary-nutrition-plan-for-pets/

      I would also like to recommend this blog about Addison’s disease: https://nhvpethealth.com/blog/natural-relief-from-symptoms-of-addisons-disease-in-dog

      NHV supplements that may be helpful are:

      1- Milk Thistle: the liver and kidney by removing toxins that can build up in a pet`s system when taking pharmaceutical or chemical-laden foods. Improves liver and kidney function supports regeneration of the liver and supports overworked kidneys. It also has antioxidant properties and may benefit as anticancer support.
      https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/search.php?search_query=milk%20thistle&search_btn=&section=product

      2- Supraglan: A balancing formula that helps control adrenal hormones as well as support for pituitary gland dysfunction. https://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com/search.php?search_query=supraglan&search_btn=&section=product

      We would suggest administering the supplements with food or with your furry friend’s favorite treat for convenience. Alternatively, you may wish to administer the product via a syringe or dropper directly into the mouth preferably after feeding so that the product is easier on the digestive system. Please note that our supplements are all-natural and do not contain any preservatives, so they require refrigeration once opened and will last 6 months in the fridge. It is totally okay to give the supplements with the vet’s prescribed medication. As some of the supplements have a protective effect against the side effects of the medications, we suggest giving the supplements 2 hours before the medication. Therefore, the supplements will have enough time to take effect on the body.

      Therapeutic Pet’s Weight Dosage– to be taken two times per day
      0 – 15 lb = 0.5 mL
      16 – 30 lb = 1.0 mL
      31 – 45 lb = 1.5 mL
      46 – 60 lb = 2.0 mL
      61 – 75 lb = 2.5 ml
      Over 75lb= 3.0 ml

      Sending many healing hugs to your little one

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

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