10 Most Common Reasons Dogs Go To The Vet


8. Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism means that your pooch has an underactive thyroid gland (as opposed to hyperthyroidism, which is an overactive gland).

As with most glands, the thyroid has a whole range of different functions.

However, its biggest job and what’s most likely to be impacted by hypothyroidism is your dog’s metabolism, and a low metabolism can have a number of different adverse effects.

These can include lethargy, hair loss, dry hair, or excessive shedding.

A few other symptoms might more easily be noticed by the vet.

Diagnoses is fairly straightforward, consisting of a blood test which can usually indicate whether your dog is suffering from hypothyroidism.

The treatment is a medication that you give your dog daily.

The specifics will depend on the severity of your dog’s condition, but it’s a very treatable condition.

Written by Flo

I am a writer and pet lover living in the Pacific Northwest. I own 2 cats, Bella and Junior, and they are adorable :) I have been an animal advocate and human companion for several dozen animals over the years. I have raised Cockatiels, cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, and a tortoise. Writing is my second passion and writing for Funny Pet Stop is a fantastic match for me.