Thyroid Problems in Pets

Both dogs and cats are susceptible to thyroid conditions including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Thyroid problems may be indicated by sudden weight gain or loss; lethargy; increased appetite, thirst, or urination; and changes in heart rate.

Many thyroid conditions can be treated with medication, but sometimes surgery is required. If you suspect that your pet may have a thyroid problem, Animal Medical Care is here to get to the bottom of it.