Category Archives: Endocrine

Canine Addison’s Disease

Canine Addison’s disease can have very serious health consequences. Many owners ignore the signs for one reason or another which is a huge mistake. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones that aid many different bodily functions. Therefore, the condition can cause problems with a range of body systems. There are a few reasons why the adrenal gland can

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Canine Diabetes Insipidus

When it comes to diabetes, most people know about the form characterized by an imbalance of blood sugar. This is known as diabetes mellitus. Most owners don’t know much about canine diabetes insipidus which causes an imbalance of water in the body. Fortunately, it is very rare and can easily yield a good prognosis upon treatment if it does happen

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Canine Cushing’s Disease

Canine Cushing’s disease is commonly referred to as hyperadrenocorticism. It occurs whenever the body starts producing too much of a hormone known as glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoid is necessary for various bodily systems to function properly. However, too much of its presence in the body can cause harmful side effects. The adrenal gland is responsible for secreting this hormone. If something goes

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Canine Diabetes Mellitus

Your dog’s body needs insulin in order to produce energy from sugar. The pancreas is responsible for producing insulin. Canine diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Sometimes the pancreas will produce enough insulin, but the body won’t respond to it. This condition will lead to a range of health problems if left untreated. One of the

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Canine Hypothyroidism

Your dog’s thyroid gland is located in his neck. One of its main functions is regulating the metabolic rate. Canine hypothyroidism occurs when the gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, causing your dog’s metabolism to decrease significantly. Hypothyroidism is the most common hormone imbalance that dog’s suffer from. Usually, it affects middle-aged or elderly canines. Certain breeds are also at

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