Articles with endocrine diseases

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. Vulnerable breeds 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. Common causes include: inflammation…

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Addison’s Disease in a Chihuahua: Kermit’s Story

Addison’s Disease in a Chihuahua: Kermit’s Story

In dogs, the main cause of Addison’s disease is an immune process.   Dogs can show a variety of different signs and symptoms of Addison’s disease, including lethargy vomiting diarrhea lack of appetite shaking and weakness Addison’s disease in a Chihuahua Kermit was a spirited sweetie with a unique personality, adopted as a stray. He was an oddball, who brought his…

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Canine Addison’s Disease Awareness: Valentino’s Story

Canine Addison’s Disease Awareness: Valentino’s Story

Canine Addison’s disease is referred to as the great pretender for a reason. The signs and symptoms are ambiguous and can be interpreted in many different ways. Sadly, many dogs don’t get their diagnosis until they collapse. Thank you, Deanna Lee, for sharing Valentino’s story to help raise awareness for this disease. Valentino’s story Valentino came into my life in…

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Dog Addison’s Diagnosis: Gracie Lou Clough’s Story

Dog Addison’s Diagnosis: Gracie Lou Clough’s Story

Canine Addison’s disease can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated. Canine Addison’s disease doesn’t have a cure but it can be managed with treatment. Thank you, Bobbi Borst Clough, for sharing Gracie Lou’s story. Gracie Lou’s story The background Gracie is a 10-year-old 134 lb English Mastiff. Gracie was abused until she was 6 months old. She then went…

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