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Euthyroid Sick Syndrome in Dogs: When Is Hypothyroidism not Hypothyroidism?

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome in Dogs: When Is Hypothyroidism not Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine (hormonal) diseases I see in dogs. It occurs most frequently in middle-aged (4-10 years old) medium to large-breed dogs. Breeds that are commonly affected include Doberman Pinschers, Golden Retrievers, Irish Setters, Miniature Schnauzers, Dachshunds, Cocker Spaniels, and Airedale Terriers. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland secretes less thyroid hormone than normal. It…

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Dog Poisoning: Don’t Panic. Don’t Panic … Too Late—Our Call To Pet Poison Helpline

Dog Poisoning: Don’t Panic. Don’t Panic … Too Late—Our Call To Pet Poison Helpline

When your dog gets ill, it is stressful enough. But what if you suspect poisoning? Unfortunately, dogs can get poisoned by many things. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the top 10 most frequently reported poisonings are: foods (chocolate, xylitol, grapes/raisins) insecticides rodenticides human NSAIDs household cleaners human antidepressants fertilizers acetaminophen amphetamines veterinary pain meds The above list was published…

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Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia: Annie’s Lost Battle with IMHA

Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia: Annie’s Lost Battle with IMHA

What makes immune-mediated diseases so horrible is that the immune system, which should protect your dog from disease, turns on them. Thank you to Alison Kaylor for sharing Annie’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia story. Annie’s story My little Maltipoo of 11 years and 11 months,  Annie (Snanniebug) was my biggest joy. She was a healthy little pup, had a great appetite…

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Hypothermia in Dogs: What Happens in a Dog’s Body with Hypothermia?

Hypothermia in Dogs: What Happens in a Dog’s Body with Hypothermia?

Normal body temperature for dogs is around 100.5-102.5°F (38-39.2°C). Hypothermia sets in when the body loses heat at a faster rate than it can generate heat. In dogs, I consider a body temperature of under 99°F (37°C) to be evidence of early/mild hypothermia. We normally think of exposure to cold environmental temperatures, particularly combined with windy and/or wet conditions, as…

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