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Hypothyroidism (Thyroid hormone deficiency) Owner Factsheet

Thyroid hormone is produced by a small organ in the neck. A lack of this hormone (hypothyroidism) may cause a whole range of problems. Dogs with this disease are often mistakenly thought to be just getting old. It is worth looking out for this disease because treatment is simple - with daily tablets to replace the missing hormone your dog could be given a new lease of life.

What is the thyroid gland?

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Why is thyroid hormone important?

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Why is my dog not producing thyroid hormone?

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How do I know if my dog has hypothyroidism?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Can hypothyroidism be treated?

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