Does my dog have hypothyroidism?

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The thyroid is a gland located in the neck region of humans and dogs.

Fortunately this is uncommon in dogs.

Symptoms of thyroid problems.

the most common signs of hypothyroidism in dogs are skin disease, weight gain, inactivity and intolerance to cold temperatures.

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Other endocrine disorders, such as Cushing's syndrome, may bring about similar signs, but generally occur in older dogs, according to Dr.

Ferguson. Unfortunately, hypothyroidism is a lifelong disease because the thyroid gland cannot regenerate and repair itself properly.

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Other endocrine disorders, such as Cushing's syndrome, may bring about similar signs, but generally occur in older dogs, according to Dr.

Ferguson. Unfortunately, hypothyroidism is a lifelong disease because the thyroid gland cannot regenerate and repair itself properly.

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"Mood swings and unexplained aggression can be caused by low thyroid." But far too few dog owners are aware of the behavioral symptoms that hypothyroid can cause.

This is unfortunate, since these symptoms include unexplainable aggression, so-called "rage syndrome," severe phobias, and cognitive disorders.

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The pills contain thyroid hormone, which is dosed according to your dog's weight.

Several signs may indicate that your dog may be receiving too much of the thyroid medication.

These include panting, restlessness, and excessive urination.

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Known as hyperthyroidism, this thyroid disease is the rarer of the two in dogs and can be caused by: Thyroid cancer, a tumor which causes the Thyroid gland to produce more thyroxine.

Response to treatment for hypothyroidism may cause the overproduction of thyroxine.

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Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid condition, is a relatively common endocrine disorder in dogs. It is less common in other species. Hypothyroidism causes the bodily functions to slow down. Clinical signs of the disorder include lethargy, weight gain, and haircoat and skin changes.
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With hypothyroidism, the gland doesn't make enough of that hormone.

It's a common disease in dogs.

It is thought that in some cases of hypothyroidism, your dog's immune system attacks his thyroid.

Other causes are the shrinking of his thyroid and, although rare, a tumor of the thyroid gland.

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