Cushing’s disease in dogs

Cushing’s syndrome happens when your dog’s body makes too much of a hormone called cortisol. This hormone usually helps your dog respond to stress, controls his weight, fights infections, and keeps his blood sugar levels in check but when there is too much, or too little of it, problems occur. Cushing’s, which is also known as hypercortisolism […]

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Hypothyroidism in dogs: what you should know

Hypothyroidism in dogs occurs when there is a decrease of thyroid hormones in the body. Thyroid hormones are very important as they affect almost all functions of metabolism. The cause of hypothyroidism is not usually known, but we do know that most of the time the problem originates in the pituitary gland and that middle-aged […]

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Diabetes in cats: what you need to know

Diabetes in cats is a relatively common condition but it is quite manageable and your cat can lead a good quality of life. Here’s what you need to know: What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a condition that develops when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced isn’t sufficient enough […]

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Thyroid problems in cats: what to look out for

Thyroid problems in pets is quite common, though how cats and dogs are affected can be quite different.   Dogs commonly suffer from hypothyroidism https://www.ebervet.com/hypothyroidism-i…-to-recognise-it/ while in cats, hyperthyroidism, or high hormone levels, is more common. The most obvious difference between the two is that dogs with hypothyroidism become lethargic and put on weight, while cats with […]

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Hypothyroidism in dogs: how to recognise it

Hypothyroidism in dogs is a relatively common condition. Some breeds, like Golden Retrievers and Dobermans, are at higher risk as are middle-aged dogs and dogs that have been sterilised. At Country Animal Clinic our resident dog Bobo had been gaining a significant amount of weight over the last year (7kg) and her coat had become […]

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