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Case Study on Endocrine Disorders

“Jade” T, a Portuguese Water Dog (PWD), first experienced health problems at 5 months of age. She had developed the atypical form of Addison’s disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder known to occur in this breed, and caused by progressive immunologic destruction of the adrenal glands. At the same time she experienced inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)…

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Essentials for Diagnosing Thyroid Disorders in Dogs #2

#2 Basal thyroid levels are NOT the same for dogs of varying ages and breed types · Puppies have higher basal thyroid levels than adults · Geriatrics have lower basal thyroid levels than adults · Large / giant breeds have lower basal thyroid levels · Sight hounds as a group have much lower basal thyroid…

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Overview of Thyroid Gland, Testing Protocols and New Developments

Dr. W Jean Dodds is an international thyroid expert and leads the clinical research team at Hemopet’s Hemolife Diagnostics. Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in dogs, and yet is one of the most challenging conditions to diagnose. We thought we would provide a brief overview of the thyroid gland, testing protocols and new…

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Properly Administering Thyroid Medication to Your Dog

Dr. Dodds cannot emphasize enough how to administer thyroid medication to your dog correctly. Please help spread the word so dogs are on the right dosage and so the medication is working most effectively. Giving Thyroid Medication to Your Companion Dog: – Twice per day – 1 hour before OR 3 hours after feeding –…

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