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.
Dr Jean Dodd of Hemopet says too many greyhounds are misdiagnosed with thyroid conditions because they normally run low in thyroid. Read more about it in this link.
Thyroid – From my experience, too many greyhounds are misdiagnosed with thyroid conditions. A greyhound normally runs low in thyroid, so the single thyroid test will NOT tell if a greyhound has a low thyroid. A full thyroid panel must be run – all four tests. Dr. Jean Dodd of Hemopet is an expert on thryoid blood panels, and will consult on all greyhound cases if asked. Do NOT put your hound on thyroid medications, without all four tests being performed.
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