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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'We are fed up! Tired of hearing hunters tell how much they love and care for their dogs, tired of hearing them say that cases of abuse suffered by dogs used for hunting (i.e. used as working tools) are anecdotal, which are cases isolated. We don't like to generalize because there will always be an exception, but we're sick of encountering ′′ isolated cases ′′ like this one from Esperanza, an abandoned galguita in Palencia. She was locked in a ship next to another dog, no water and no food and if they had taken to find them one more day, right now this little girl would be dead. Hope is just skin and bones, not able to stand or pee.
It is inconceivable that a being, called human, will do this to another living being who feels and suffers just like any of us.
Of course, the police are investigating the case and we hope they find the guilty of so much suffering and pay for all the damage it has caused to this little angel.
In order to keep saving and changing lives, like the one of Hope, we need your help.