ILU Health Committee

Poly neuorpathy

LPN1

LPN1 test results

Leukoencephalomyelopathy

Anal Furunculosis

Hip Dysplasia

Osteochondrosis Dissecans

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Eosinophilic Panosteitis

Addison's Disease

Osteosarcoma

Bloat

Entropion / Ectropion

Hypothyrodism

 

Addison's Disease:

Addison's disease is a very rare hormonal disorder of the adrenal glands.
It has been diagnosed in both European and American Leonbergers. It is serious and can lead to death if undiagnosed.
However, if diagnosed correctly, it can be very successfully managed with medication. Affected dogs often have periodic vomiting and diarrhea, lethargy, exercise intolerance, and weight loss.
Symptoms come on gradually and become worse with time, but in general it becomes drastic in 3 to 4 weeks time. It can be definitively diagnosed with blood tests.

The Leonberger Club of America is involved with on-going research into finding the cause of Addison's Disease.