LIVE: Thyroid Diseases of the Dog and Cat

By Speaker: Dr. Alex Gallagher • Published: July 14th, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Fido acting unusually lethargic and gaining weight lately? Or is Fluffy hyperactive and losing weight? Thyroid disease, specifically canine hypothyroidism and feline hyperthyroidism, may be the culprit. Because these diseases can resemble other health problems, a list of your pet’s signs, a thorough examination and blood tests will help your veterinarian diagnose the condition. Dr. Alex Gallagher, an internal medicine specialist, will discuss the different types of thyroid disease that can affect dogs and cats and the types of treatment available.