Project Hope and Hypothyroidism

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Hope after successful treatment for hypothyroidism

Project Hope

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Canine Hypothyroidism: Anything New?

Background

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What is the thyroid gland and what does it do?

What causes hypothyroidism in dogs?

Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

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Hope before treatment
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A rare syndrome int eh extreme expression of hypothyroidism is myxedema coma

Some dogs show few, if any, signs of hypothyroidism other than behavioral problems

What happens to people with hypothyroidism?

More signs and symptoms

The most important diagnostic pointer for episodic dyscontrol is the lack of provocation to justify this type of behavior.

OFA Rank and Thyroid

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GERMAN WIREHAIRED POINTERS showing clinical signs suggesting thyroid disease or unexplained behavior or aggression should be tested for hypothyroidism

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Testing for Hypothyroidism

State-of-the-art assay technology is constantly being refined to determine a correct OFA thyroid classification. Currently, OFA Thyroid Profiles include:

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There are currently THREE MAIN INDICES that determine the OFA Thyroid Classification:

Alternative Explanations for decreases in thyroid laboratory values

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Treatment is usually simple with medication

Treatment for Hypothyroidism

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TAKE HOME POINTS for GWP OWNERS:

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