Abaxis In-Clinic Video - Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid Disease Awareness
A pet owner's guide to diagnosis & treatment. Hyperthyroidism is the most common hormone disorder affecting feline pets and is caused by an overproduction of hormones made in the thyroid. All breeds can develop hyperthyroidism and it is most commonly found in middle age and older cats. Hypothyroid disease is one of the most common hormonal diseases of dogs and can easily be diagnosed with routine blood testing. The disease is more common in senior dogs (7 years and older). The disease may occur at even a young age in certain breeds more prone to hypothyroidism. It is important to pay close attention to your pet's physical and behavioral changes as they age in order to recognize the sings of hypothyroid disease which are noted below.