Thyroid Disease

Information about common thyroid disease and disorders in dogs

Could my Overweight Pet have a Thyroid Problem? star[offsite link]
Canine hypothyroidism affects all breeds, mixed and pure, although some breeds are more commonly affected than others. Typically, the problem shows up at about 3-8 years of age, although a congenital form of the disease can occur in some puppies.

Hypothyroidism star[offsite link]
Hypothyroidism causes a wide variety of symptoms, but is often suspected in dogs that have trouble with weight gain or obesity and suffer from hair loss and skin problems. Hypothyroidism is easy to diagnose with a blood test that checks the level of various thyroid hormones. Read more...

Hypothyroidism and Dogs star[offsite link]
You may have noticed your dog is putting on a few pounds lately although you haven’t changed its diet. After taking your pet to your veterinarian, it has been discovered that your pet has an under active thyroid gland. Just what is hypothyroidism?

Is Hypothyroidism Really The Leading Canine Genetic Disease? star[offsite link]
Symptoms of hypothyroidism are rarely seen in dogs under one year of age. Some dogs may not exhibit signs until closer to mid-life. Owners are often slow to recognize the symptoms because of their late and gradual onset.

Thyroid Problems in Dogs star[offsite link]
Hypothyroidism is a disorder of the thyroid gland. While there is a genetic predisposition for thyroid disorders, environmental factors such as pollutants and allergies probably play a role as well. Read more...

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