Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections, or otitis, are a common problem in dogs.  Painful, itchy ears can cause a decrease in quality of life, odor, hearing loss, and behavior changes. Clinical signs: Redness Itchiness Odor Pain Discharge Because there are many possible causes of ear infections, it is important to have a veterinarian evaluate the dog before starting ear […]

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism is a disease caused by insufficient thyroid hormone production.  The thyroid gland is located in the neck, on either side of the trachea.  It produces two hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  Thyroid hormones affect the rate of metabolism in most of the tissues in the body.  Thyroid hormone deficiency leads to illness. Clinical […]