Hypothyroidism is characterized by low thyroid hormones in dogs, and slows down metabolism and body functions. PetPace Health 2.0 aids early detection through vital sign monitoring, enabling timely intervention and enhancing overall Hypothyroidism management for improved canine well-being.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by low levels of thyroid hormones, leading to a decreased metabolism and a slowing down of all body functions.
What are the common signs of Hypothyroidism in dogs?
Common signs of Hypothyroidism include weight gain without an increase in appetite, lethargy, heat-seeking behavior (such as lying next to the fireplace or heat vent), hair loss (especially from the trunk and tail), and frequent skin and ear infections. Owners may also notice pigmentation of the skin and the inability to regrow hair after shaving.
Which dog breeds are commonly affected by Hypothyroidism?
Breeds commonly affected by Hypothyroidism include Golden Retrievers, Dobermans, Dachshunds, Miniature Schnauzers, Cocker Spaniels, and Irish Setters.
How can PetPace assist in managing Hypothyroidism?
PetPace Health 2.0 can aid in the early detection of diseases and identifying complications related to Hypothyroidism.
Monitoring features include decreased Wellness score, deviations from the Health Profile, reduced activity score, decreased pulse rate, decreased HRV (Heart Rate Variability), decreased respiratory rate, and decreased calories burnt.
Why is early detection important in managing Hypothyroidism?
Early detection is crucial in managing Hypothyroidism as it enables timely intervention and treatment. PetPace’s monitoring capabilities allow pet owners and veterinarians to identify potential issues early, improving the overall management of the condition and the well-being of the dog.