Canine Hypothyroidism: How to Spot and Treat This Subtle Disease

Canine Hypothyroidism: How to Spot and Treat This Subtle Disease

Article Found on VetStreet

Although our feline companions can suffer from hyperthyroidism, the majority of dogs with thyroid problems will have the opposite condition — hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid glands do not produce enough thyroid hormones. If a dog is hypothyroid, there . . . → Read More: Canine Hypothyroidism: How to Spot and Treat This Subtle Disease

Thyroid Tumor Surgery in Cats

Thyroid Tumor Surgery in Cats

Article by Dr. Phil Zeltzman | Featured on PetHealthNetwork

Did you know that cats can have a hyperactive thyroid gland? Also known as hyperthyroidism, it’s a fairly common condition in older cats. In fact, the vast majority of affected cats are older than 10 years of age. Most of . . . → Read More: Thyroid Tumor Surgery in Cats

Thyroid Tumor Surgery in Cats

By Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ | Reviewed by Dr. Peter Kintzer, DVM, DACVIM | Article Featured on PetHealth

AJ Debiasse, a technician in Stroudsburg, PA, contributed to this article.

Did you know that cats can have a hyperactive thyroid gland? Also known as hyperthyroidism, it’s a fairly common condition in older cats. . . . → Read More: Thyroid Tumor Surgery in Cats

About Hyperthyroidism In Pets

About Hyperthyroidism In Pets

Excessive secretion of the thyroid hormones, T4 and T3, results in signs that reflect an increased metabolic rate and produces clinical hyperthyroidism. It is most common in middle-aged to old cats but also develops rarely in dogs.

Functional thyroid adenoma (adenomatous hyperplasia) is the most common cause of feline hyperthyroidism; . . . → Read More: About Hyperthyroidism In Pets

Are Fish Flavored Cat Foods Causing Hyperthyroidism?

Are Fish Flavored Cat Foods Causing Hyperthyroidism?

Article by Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

I am all too familiar with hyperthyroidism. It is one of the most common endocrine (hormonal) diseases of cats. I’ve diagnosed many of my patients with the condition, including two of my own cats.

First some background. Hyperthyroidism . . . → Read More: Are Fish Flavored Cat Foods Causing Hyperthyroidism?

Flame retardants could contribute to hyperthyroidism in older cats

Flame retardants could contribute to hyperthyroidism in older cats

For years, health advocates have been pushing to ban some flame retardants for their potentially harmful effects, especially on young children and infants. Now scientists report these compounds could play a role in a common health problem for one of our most beloved pets: cats. . . . → Read More: Flame retardants could contribute to hyperthyroidism in older cats

Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Hyperthyroidism In Cats Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder that affects cats. It creates a wide range of signs resulting from the overproduction of thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland.What is the thyroid gland?

The thyroid gland is small and consists of two lobes, one on each side of the trachea . . . → Read More: Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Raw Diets and Hyperthyroidism in Dogs

An interesting article we found on PetMD regarding Raw Food Diets in Dogs and Hyperthyroidism…

Raw Diets and Hyperthyroidism in Dogs

Hyperthyroidism is extremely rare in dogs. It is typically associated with aggressive thyroid tumors that produce large amounts of thyroid hormone. The only other known cause is the ingestion of thyroid hormone from other . . . → Read More: Raw Diets and Hyperthyroidism in Dogs

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Disease in Dogs and Cats

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Disease in Dogs and Cats

If you’ve been around pets long enough, chances are you’ve known a hypothyroid dog or a hyperthyroid cat. Thyroid gland dysfunction is so common in dogs and cats that I thought a primer was in order.

Where is the Thyroid Gland?

The thyroid . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About Thyroid Disease in Dogs and Cats

Cardiovascular Effects of Thyroid Disease

Cardiovascular Effects of Thyroid Disease

By Jodi K. Sangster, DVM, David L. Panciera, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), Jonathan A. Abbott, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Original article from http://www.vetlearn.com/compendium/cardiovascular-effects-of-thyroid-disease

Abstract

Thyroid hormones have many effects on cardiovascular function, and deficiency or excess of thyroid hormones can result in cardiac dysfunction. Abnormalities of the . . . → Read More: Cardiovascular Effects of Thyroid Disease