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Hypothyroidism In Dogs

Hypothyroidismis a common endocrinopathy (hormone-related condition) of dogs. The word is believed to have been coined around the turn of the 20th century. Its Greek prefix, hypo- means “below,” the root is thyroid, referring to the glands in the neck…

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Feline hyperthyroidism causes cats’ thyroid glands to manufacture excessive amounts of thyroid hormone, also called T4. The primary negative effects are elevated blood pressure. That, in turn, commonly results in kidney damage and retinal hemorrhages. Often the retinas will detach during…