Thyroid Awareness Month

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Thyroid Awareness Month

July is Thyroid Awareness Month and MSD are running a campaign to increase awareness of hyperthyroidism in cats and hypothyroidism in dogs.Helping to educate pet owners on noticing the symptoms leading to early diagnosis.

We have lots of offers available during July & August!

Cats over the age of 10

  • Free Nurse Health Check
  • Vet Health Check, Senior Wellness Bloods & Urinalysis Just £88 (a saving of £35.00!)

Dogs over the age of 8

  • Free Nurse Health Check
  • Discounts on Thyroid bloods if required

Dogs & Cats

  • Dental scale & Polish £99
  • Dental scale & Polish with Extractions £149

Although hyperthyroidism in cats and hypothyroidism in dogs are well known conditions and diagnosis is straightforward, a large number of vets state that both disorders are under-diagnosed, due to the fact that pet owners don’t recognise the signs.

What is the difference between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism?

Hypothyroidism – underactive thyroid  

Hyperthyroidism – overactive thyroid

Signs of Hypothyroidism in dogs

  • Lethargy
  • Generalized weakness
  • Inactivity
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Hair loss or poor hair growth
  • Excessive hair shedding
  • Dry or lusterless coat
  • Excessive scaling
  • Recurring skin infections

Signs of Hyperthyroidism in cats

  • Weight loss
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased activity and restlessness
  • Matted, greasy or poor hair coat
  • Fast heart rate
  • Increased water drinking
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness

Call us on 01267 238810 to book your pets appointment now. 


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