Pet Vet: Hypothyroidism in dogs

Is your dog less active, and perhaps gaining weight? Those may seem like signs of aging, but a common hormone condition could actually be to blame. Our Pet Vet, Dr. David Visser is here to tell us about hypothyroidism in dogs.

Thyroid Hormone Function
· Regulates metabolism
· Creates body warmth
· Affects growth and development
· Influences hibernation in mammals

Signs of Hypothyroidism in Dogs
· Lack energy/ gain weight
· Have poor skin/coat health
· Seek warmth
· Have “tragic expression”