Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland does not make enough hormones. With timely detection and the right treatment, dogs with this condition can lead long, happy lives. Without treatment, hypothyroidism can lead to a variety of health issues. Below, we’ll outline symptoms to watch for.

• Hair loss

• Weight gain

• Dry coat

• Excessive shedding

• Lethargy

• High cholesterol

• Anemia

• Intolerance to cold

Hypothyroidism tends to develop in dogs between the ages of 4 and 10. It is more common in large and medium-sized breeds than small breeds. There are several different tests for hypothyroidism. The good thing is that hypothyroidism in dogs is easy to treat. With the right treatments, dogs with hypothyroidism can live long and happy lives.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Categories: Uncategorized