Hypothyroidism – One of the Most Common Diseases in Dogs

Hypothyroidism – One of the Most Common Diseases in Dogs

This week I will discuss an important topic that seems to cause much confusion with pet parents; hopefully, understanding the letters and names associated with this condition will help this information make sense. This is one of those topics where becoming familiar with the disease itself as well as some of the words that the doctors use could actually keep your pet safe. I find that keeping things visual and […]






Using Pet med Soloxine to Help Hypothyroidism in Dogs and Cats

Using Pet med Soloxine to Help Hypothyroidism in Dogs and Cats

Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) is one of the most common hormonal conditions seen in dogs. While this condition can be seen in any mixed or pure breed, common symptoms include: – Weight gain (without an increase in appetite) – Lethargy – Cold intolerance (heat seeking) – Dull/dry hair coat – Hair loss – Recurrent skin or ear infections – Problems with the nervous or musculoskeletal system Diagnosis of this condition is […]






PetMeds® Diagnosing Hypothyroidism in Dogs

PetMeds® Diagnosing Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism or a low thyroid is the most common hormonal disease seen in any breed dog.  Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include lethargy, weight gain, dull dry hair coats, and predispositions to ear or skin infections to cold intolerance, digestive tract, joint or neurological dysfunction. Diagnosing hypothyroidism can be sometimes difficult and I usually rely on a complete thyroid blood panel to include a T4, Free T4, as well as thyroid and thyroglobulin […]






Hypothyroidism in dogs: symptoms and treatment

Hypothyroidism in dogs: symptoms and treatment

The most common hormonal or endocrine disorder seen in dogs today is hypothyroidism, otherwise known as an underactive thyroid gland. This condition is most commonly seen in middle-aged and older dogs, although some cases have been reported in younger animals as well. Some breeds seem to be genetically predisposed such as standard Poodles, Schnauzers, and Retrievers, but it’s also common in mixed breeds and other breeds of dogs as well. While in […]