Addisons in Dogs Book Now Available on AmazonPosted: October 1, 2009
You can now purchase Addisons in Dogs on Amazon.com in paperback or e-book. My blog readers can get $5 off the e-book by following this link and entering the code GPGYPVGA.
What people are saying about the book:
“A poignant journey of a dog owner’s quest to understand and comprehend the grim facts of Addison’s Disease. This book provides concise but comprehensive information about Addison’s Disease that can easily be understood by dog owners everywhere. Armed with the facts, owners whose dogs have been diagnosed with Addison’s disease will now know that there is hope, that there are options.”
–Merliza Cabriles, D.V.M.
Dog lovers know how frustrating and frightening it is when your precious pet is ill. They can’t, after all, tell us what’s wrong.
And it’s even more challenging, if your dog is suffering from an ailment that’s easy to misdiagnose.
Addison’s, an adrenal gland dysfunction, is dubbed “The Great Pretender” (not to be confused with the classic Jackson Browne song). Dog owners will be relieved and comforted by the new “Addison’s Disease in Dogs” by Stephanie Kenrose, which thoughtfully examines this hard-to-diagnose, often scary illness.
Even the actual cause of Addison is often in question: it could be a faulty immune system, vaccinations and tumors, as well as genetics, cancer and drugs
The symptoms may initially mimic other ailments, its causes are vague, and diagnosis difficult (although there is a specific – pricey, but accurate — blood test for certainty).
Once diagnosed and treated (fluids, hormones, rest), it’s a condition to be monitored for the rest of your dog’s life – and this includes, post fix, a regular prescription for hormone replacement, monthly (albeit quick) checkups with your vet and to maintain a stress-free environment for the dog.
Kenrose provides, not only a thorough look at each factor — in both determining and treating the ailment — but a thoughtful examination as well. Medical terms are explained in terms a particularly worried (and distracted and anxious) owner will understand. Covered, too, are breed lists – those susceptible, and those less so.
You are, frankly, dealing with a special-needs animal, and knowing everything you can about the condition can only work in both your and your dog’s favor. After all, knowledge is power and Kenrose’s book can help you achieve this.
The book outlines the different types of Addison’s, but at its core, this is ultimately a work of love. It opens with what was undoubtedly the book’s catalyst – a loving history of how Kenrose’s Border Collie Shakti joined her family and their often frightening experience, as Addison’s revealed itself in Shakti. It also chronicles how the family lives with an affected – albeit much beloved — animal.
Included at the end of the book is a comprehensive list of related definitions and a detailed index, to provide an easy way to look up terminology your Vet may use.
The Province Family (Southern California, USA)