Signs of Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Hypothyroidism is a disease that can affect people and animals. It has been known to affect dogs of medium to large sizes around 4 to 10 years of age. However, it could happen to dogs of any size and any age. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough T4 or T3 hormones. These hormones are necessary to maintain your dog’s normal metabolism and to keep his body in balance. When this is out of sync then the body can start to slow down as the metabolism slows down. Other signs of Hypothyroidism include lethargy, weakness, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, excessive shedding, poor hair growth, mental dullness, skin infections, intolerance to cold, tilting of the head to one side and even seizures or infertility. Common breeds most prone to this disease include the Doberman Pinschers, Irish Setters, Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Old English Sheepdogs, etc. To know more, call your pet clinic New Orleans, LA.