Just like us, Frenchies have a gland in their neck called the thyroid. It's like the thermostat of the body, and if it's acting up, you just won't feel right. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of various thyroid conditions in Frenchies.
The thyroid is a gland in your dog’s neck that produces the hormone thyroxine (T4) along with various other hormones.
These hormones play a huge role in your dog’s metabolism and can cause major problems if they’re not produced at normal levels.
The thyroid is like the thermostat of the body.
When hypothyroidism in French Bulldogs occurs when your dog isn’t secreting enough of the thyroid hormones.
Hypothyroidism causes your dog’s metabolism to slow down, which can result in the following symptoms
Hypothyroidism in French Bulldogs occurs when your dog’s body produces too much thyroid hormone. It can increase the metabolic rate to dangerous levels.
While this is quite rare in dogs, it’s commonly seen in cats. When it does affect dogs, it is usually very severe.
Thyroid cancer is the primary cause of hyperthyroidism in dogs.
Goiters are a non-cancerous enlargement of the thyroid caused by genetic defects. They can also be caused by an iodine deficiency
Goiters can be a symptom of congenital hypothyroidism.
They appear more alarming than they actually are.
Autoimmune thyroiditis occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. It can also be a symptom of another disorder such a systemic lupus erythematosus.