Located under the skin at the center of the neck, the thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormone and regulates its blood concentration.

Hypothyroidism results from low circulation of the thyroid hormone.  Typically, there is no known biological reason for hypothyroidism, though it is occasionally caused by an inflammation of the gland. It frequently causes pets to become lethargic and overweight with further symptoms including hair loss, dry skin, brittle hair, and bleaching of the hair coat.  

Hypothyroidism can be a debilitating disease if left unattended. But with proper treatment, your pet can live a long and healthy life. To diagnose hypothyroidism, DPVH will perform a blood test to confirm your pet and then we will prescribe medication that will make up for the lack of production of the thyroid hormone.