Here’s what you need to know about determining when your pet’s skin issues are serious.
The thyroid is a type of gland and is responsible for making several hormones, including one highly important one called thyroxine. Thyroxine controls your dog’s metabolism. Too little thyroxine in his body can cause his metabolism to slow down. When this happens, your pet doesn’t burn off the calories that he has eaten as efficiently, and this can cause him to put on weight, as well as experience a variety of other symptoms. This is known as hypothyroidism.
Ticks are well-known for carrying diseases. The way that they do this is by collecting infected blood when they feed and passing this on to their next host. The more unprotected animals that they feed on, the wider the disease could spread. There are many different tick-borne diseases that can affect pets in the United States.
Do you feel slow and heavy after a few days of eating junk food? Do you find your mood lifts and your head feels clearer once the bad food is out of your system and you have enjoyed meals that are packed full of fresh, nutritious food? These are common effects of diet changes and improved mood and behavior is just one of the positive effects of better, healthier food choices.