This seven-pound Chihuahua namely The Grey Man came into our lives through his need of receiving meds for his condition not getting enough steroids. The symptoms he had shown in the past include listlessness, depression, weight loss, and low body temperature. He has been diagnosed with Addison's Disease. The following website http://www.addisondogs.com/addisons/ is one example of learning more about Addison's Disease.
A normal day is with him wagging his tail furiously as I pulled out the chicken-flavored pill pockets bag to retrieve half a pill pocket to cover his mandatory steroid pill (half a tab due to his weight). I hold it out for him to snatch to chomp it down. He receives his "treat" once in the morning and once at night. Every four weeks, he is to get his booster shot...which he would voice his displeasure but wags his tail afterwards.
Apart from giving his daily meds and monitoring his behavior for any signs of listlessness and depression, The Grey Man is the ideal Chihuahua. Dr. Eiland and I are blessed with every minute, every day we have The Grey Man. I can say this, we are addicted to his wonderful, playful, loving personality. Whenever I come to work at the clinic, I bring The Grey Man, along with his younger brothers, Monkey the Maltese and Vito the blonde Chihuahua.