Treatment Name: Veterinary Exams: Detailed Physical Exam

Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures

Rated for: German Shepherd Dog

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Important, but inconclusive

Vuk Ignjic DVM



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.

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