SARD is not an autoimmune disease

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration (SARD) is often labelled as an autoimmune disease. Let me walk you through why this can not be the case. It’s a simple concept.   Point #1: SARD dogs CAN regain vision Despite the often-repeated mantra that blindness is permanent in SARD, reports have surfaced for years demonstrating that SARD dogs…

A Species Difference

The underlying hormone problem in SARD dogs is a failure to produce cortisol. This results in a rise of adrenal sex steroids. In humans this condition is called Non-Classic/Adult Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia or CAH.   (CAH is possibly the most confusing name ever given to a disease process but that’s a topic for another…