How Much Does Addison’s Disease Treatment for a Dog Cost?

Addison’s Disease, also referred to as canine hypoadrenocorticism in the medical world, occurs when the dog’s adrenal glands either stop or reduce the production of their natural hormones.  The main cause is considered to be immune-mediated, meaning the immune system will attack the adrenal glands; however, it can also be caused

While some dogs, albeit rare, are diagnosed in their early stages, most confirmations, unfortunately, come in a time of crisis.  If left untreated, it will eventually lead to death.

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How much does Addison’s Disease treatment for a dog cost?

Type of MedicationAverage Cost
Prednisolone$0.22 per 5 mg tablet
Fludrocortisone$1.05 per 0.1 mg tablet
Percorten-V$200 per 25 mg/ 4 ml vial
Florinef$0.75 per 0.1 mg tablet
Prednisone$0.31-$0.50 per 1-20 mg tablet

NOTE:  Plan on administering one of three at least once a day for the rest of your dog’s life.  The dosage will greatly depend on your dog’s weight, with 0.1 milligram per 10 pounds being recommended.  These are the costs for the medication only and will not include any additional lab work, vet visits or additional tests/medication not mentioned here.

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Symptoms of Addisons Disease with dogs

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