Dr. Papidies: Colorado’s $1 million dog

Yesterday, Dr. Papidies won $1,000,000 in the Cutest Dog Competition. EVERY CENT is going to The Dumb Friends League & the Max Fund, Colorado’s No Kill Shelter.

His rescue adoptive mom, Leslie Capin, MD, is the medical director of Cara Mia Medical Day Spa and Dermatology Associates of Colorado.

Papidies is three years old and has Addison’s disease. He was rescued by Dr. Capin who got him the medical care that he needed. This disease in dogs is very similar to the human variety. It was one of the maladies that afflicted President John F. Kennedy.

Canine signs and symptoms include the following: weakness, vomiting, hypothermia, painful tummy, bloody stools, depression, heart irregularities, low blood pressure, and hair loss. The condition is a life threatening one and requires immediate treatment. Although it can be controlled with medication and close medical monitoring, owners of dogs with this disease must be extremely vigilant as they can go into crisis at any time and die.

Last year Dr Papidies helped Mom donate more than $30,000.00 to different charities. Being the mascot of Dermatology Associates of Colorado and Cara Mia, this adorable guy is involved with all of the benefits and fund raisers. They raised and gave money to Malignant Melanoma research, Psoriasis research, Adam’s Camp (for disabled children), The Rotary club for many of its wonderful charities, and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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