• Hypothyroidism in Dogs

    2 monthes ago - By Activ 4 pets

    Hypothyroidism refers to the insufficient production of T3 and T4 hormones from the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ located in the neck. This can lead to a decreased metabolic rate in pets - meaning they don't burn calories as quickly.
    Hypothyroidism is common in dogs but rarely seen in cats. In 95% of cases the condition arises due to damage of the thyroid gland, which can occur due to existing autoimmune diseases, general wear and tear (like “pulling” while on a tight leash), after the use of certain medications, or because of other underlying illnesses. Congenital hypothyroidism...
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