Wouldn't it be great if there was a central list of fantastic support groups that people could seek help through?
I was just emailing with Jean Hickton who runs Yahoo Addison support group and it made me realise there are similar safe havens which could really help others, too. When your dog is first diagnosed with a condition it would really help to have a group to turn to.
So here's my first nominations for support group:
We would like to welcome anyone who is living with a dog that has Addison Disease, specially those whose pet is newly diagnosed and who are feeling totally lost and out of their depth.
Our aim is to offer what help, support and advice we can based on our own experiences with our own Addison Dogs. However, we must stress that we are not vets but ordinary dog owners who nevertheless, have gained quite a lot of knowledge through the ups and downs of life with an Addison dog.
Mostly we want to offer hope. A properly treated and stabilised Addison Dog should act, behave and enjoy life exactly the same as any other dog. There is no reason that they cannot live out their normal lifespan.
Do you run a support group? Please send me some words (similar length and style as above) about what you do and your contact details and we'll compile a list.
Either comment here or email me direct firstname.lastname@example.org