This amazing bundle of fluffy joy is Hurk.
Hurk was brought into Gillette Pet Vet Clinic because he was losing weight and not acting like himself. After a few overnight stays and some tests, they learned that he had Addison's disease.
The signs of Addison’s disease may be severe and appear suddenly, or may occur intermittently and vary in severity. Signs may include weakness, depression, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and occasionally increased thirst and increased urine production.
GPV started him on some medication to get his Addison’s disease under control. Hurk has since gained back his weight, his fur started to look better, and he was all around feeling better.
While Hurk's parents will need to continue to keep him on his medication, and monitor his health for the rest of his life, dogs with Addison’s disease can return to their favorite activities. Hurk came to see us at Pet-A-Palooza in September, and as you can see, he’s doing amazing!
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