Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures
Rated for: German Shepherd Dog
Posted Jun. 1, 2018
As always physical examination is the cornerstone of the diagnostic process which allows us to asses the patient objectively and adequately plan further diagnostic process.
In cases of Addison's, however, a physical examination is in no way conclusive. Dehydration, weak pulses, hypotension (low BP), bradycardia (low heart rate), muscle weakness and thing body condition are the most common findings. While these symptoms are pointing towards Addison's too, they can be present in a number of different conditions, ranging from infectious and metabolic all the way to various types of cancer.