Tip for Lowering the Cost of Dog Addisons Treatment
by Anonymous Reader
My son's dog was recently diagnosed with Primary Addison's. 2 year old Basset Hound, male. Lovely dog. In doing research on treatment I have found the treatment cost to be grossly understated.
Treatment with the injection, the prednisone, electrolyte monitoring, and occasional kidney function tests will run the dog owner, in CA at least, approximately $175 - $300/ month. On almost every website I've visited the picture of continuous treatment for a dog with Addison's is seriously amiss as to cost.
This is the quandary my son now faces, as the recession has taken it's toll on he and his fiance.Suggestion from our Veterinarian on the cost of Dog Addisons treatment
You are right that treatment for canine Addison’s disease can get quite expensive. There are ways for your son to minimize the cost though.
Perhaps his veterinarian would be willing to write a prescription for the Percorten-V (he might be able to find it through an online pharmacy at lower cost) and teach your son how to give the injections himself. Of course, regular monitoring with the veterinarian will still be necessary, but the good news is that your son’s dog should be able to live a long and happy life with appropriate treatment.
Jennifer Coates, DVM