The Thyroid is a gland in the body that produces thryoid hormone. Thyroid problems are common in pets. Two conditions of the thryoid are: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
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Not producing enough thyroid hormone, a condition known as hypothyroidism and is common in pets. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are: Your pet may become less active or listless, weight gain, skin problems and it may seek out warm places to rest in your home.
When the thyroid gland produces too much hormone it is know as hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is more common in middle-aged to older cats, usually because of a tumor of the thyroid gland. Signs of hyperthyroidism include weight loss, increased appetite, and increased activity. Sometimes, a noticeable lump, which is the enlarged thyroid gland, can be felt on the underside of the neck.Your veterinarian can diagnose thyroid problems by measuring the level of thyroid hormone in the blood.
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