Articles with hypothyroidism

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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Canine Hypothyroidism Diagnosis: Cookie is Hypothyroid

Canine Hypothyroidism Diagnosis: Cookie is Hypothyroid

The hardest part of dealing with hypothyroidism in your dog is getting the proper diagnosis. Hypothyroidism is both over- and under-diagnosed at the same time. Diagnosing hypothyroidism is not straight-forward. If not tested correctly, there is a high likelihood of misdiagnosis. The main reason why your dog might get wrongly diagnosed with poor thyroid function is when your vet tests…

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