|Thyroid hormone regulates metabolism, and therefore, affects almost
every system in the body.
Hyperthyroidism results from excessive circulating thyroid hormone whereas hypothyroidism results from too
little thyroid hormone.Hyperthyroidism affects cats over 8 years of age while hypothyroidism affects middle-aged dogs.Genetics can play a role in the development of hypothyroidism and certain breeds such as Golden
Retrievers, Doberman Pinschers, Irish Setters, Cocker Spaniels, Boxers, Miniature Schnauzers, Dachshunds
and Poodles are more predisposed to the condition.
The most common signs of hyperthyroidism in cats are weight loss despite
a good appetite, hyperactivity,
Increased production of thyroid hormone is associated with an
enlarged thyroid gland whereas decreased
Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both diagnosed by a blood test
to measure the level of thyroid
Both thyroid problems can be managed with daily medication to regulate
the amount of circulating thyroid
Whisk water, oil, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add in flours, cornmeal,
and oats using a mixer.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead. Add more flour as necessary to form pliable dough.
Roll out to ½ inch thickness and cut into shapes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and baste with the egg wash.
Bake at 400o F for 20-25 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave biscuits in for an additional 20 minutes or until crisp.
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The common belief that dogs are colorblind is false. Dogs can see color but it is not as vivid a color scheme as we see. It is much like our vision at twilight.
The color of the points in Siamese cats is heat related. Cool areas are darker. In fact, Siamese kittens are born white because of the heat inside the mother's uterus keeps the kittens hair from darkening on the points.