Coping with Thyroid Disease 06 August 2015
by Leslie Crane Rugg
Your prize titled champion has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. You worry if the dog can fully recover. Happily, a small pill given twice daily produces improvement, even a disappearance of symptoms. The dog regains vitality, energy, and luster. You sigh with relief. Life can return to normal. Or can it?
FAQs: Thyroid Diagnostics & Treatment 06 August 2015
by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, and KBTF Board Member
When do classical clinical signs of canine hypothyroidism appear?
Invitation to Help Us Solve the Aggression Issues in Kerries 06 August 2015
Recently, the Rescue Coordination team worked with some people who were considering releasing their Kerry because of an unexpected and escalating tendency toward aggression. The Rescue Director asked the people to have their dog tested for thyroid disease. The dog tested positive, was put on medication, and the aggressive behavior stopped. The Kerry remains with his people.
The Signs of Hypothyroidism 06 August 2015
by Tom Ewing
With weight gain and energy loss, this canine glandular disease is especially common in young dogs.
Thyroid Disease and Autoimmune Thyroiditis 24 July 2015
by W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of canines, and up to 80% of cases result from autoimmune (lymphocytic) thyroiditis. The heritable nature of this disorder poses significant genetic implications for breeding stock. Thus, accurate diagnosis of the early compensatory stages of canine autoimmune thyroiditis leading up to hypothyroidism affords important genetic and clinical options for prompt intervention and case management.