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Beaker is an eight year old Tibetan Spaniel. Back in March 2016, Mike took Beaker to the vet when he wasn’t feeling well. The vet said it was the flu, Beaker got worst. Mike found him very cold and unresponsive. Mike rushed him to the vet where they had to shut down the facility and have all hands on deck for Beaker. The vet put towels on Beaker with hair dryers under them and warmed all the liquids going into his body. After a few hours, Beaker put his head up! This is when the regular vet told Mike to move him to an emergency vet. The emergency vet did tests and diagnosed Beaker with Addison’s Disease.
Beaker gets an injection every 25 days and takes Prednisone every day. This is to manage his disease. AKC says the following about the disease: “Addison’s disease, scientifically known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a disease with serious consequences for dogs, although fortunately with proper treatment, dogs diagnosed with Addison’s disease are expected to have normal lifespans. Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce the hormones that they are in charge of in the body. Reduction in aldosterone production has a pronounced impact on the body. It leads to changes in serum levels of sodium, chloride, and potassium, which affects the kidneys. This in turn leads to problems with the heart and circulatory system. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/addisons-disease-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-prevention/”
Back then Mike had to pay $900 at his regular vet to get her stable, then $2300 for the emergency clinic to do testing. Now Mike has to pay his monthly medicine over $200 a month. However, over Thanksgiving 2018, Mike’s other dog had to have back surgery for two ruptured discs and had to pay $11,000 to have the emergency surgery. Mike is a teacher and has to continue to pay for past medicine bills he doesn’t have additional money for dental work.
Beaker’s teeth need a good cleaning with possible extractions. Mike isn’t sure if his teeth are so bad because of the disease or his breed.
Let’s help Beaker get some clean teeth. Beaker can live a normal life with the right medication.
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