5 Signs You Should Get Your Cat’s Thyroid or Dog’s Thyroid Checked

5 Signs You Should Get Your Cat’s Thyroid or Dog’s Thyroid Checked

By Rebecca Desfosse | Article Featured on PetMD

The thyroid is a small but important gland in the neck. A cat’s thyroid or dog’s thyroid consists of two segments, one on each side of the windpipe. This gland produces the hormone thyroxine, along with several other important thyroid hormones. In a healthy pet, these hormones automatically work together to coordinate your pet’s energy levels, growth, body temperature and heart rate.

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Cold Weather Tips for Pets- Infographic from ASPCA

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Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? This Cold Weather Infographic from ASPCA Will Help! (ASPCA article here)

While much of the country is dealing with sub-freezing temperatures and the promise of more ice and snow to come, we’ve created a handy cold weather infographic so you can keep your pets safe and warm this winter. From paw care to bathing tips, we’ve got your furry friends covered.

Check out our guide below, and be sure to share with your friends on your social networks using the hashtag #staywarm and tagging @aspca.

Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? Our Cold Weather Infographic Will Help!

Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? Our Cold Weather Infographic Will Help!

Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? Our Cold Weather Infographic Will Help!

Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? Our Cold Weather Infographic Will Help!

Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? Our Cold Weather Infographic Will Help!

Click here to download or print our full cold weather guide [PDF].


Laurelwood Animal Hospital,located near Jesuit High School on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway offers a full range of companion animal services, including surgery, nutrition and behavior counseling, parasite control and preventative medicine. The hospital also offers advanced imaging through an all-digital spiral CT scanner, a comprehensive dental program and laser treatment.

If you’re looking for quality, compassionate veterinary care in Beaverton, Oregon, come visit us at Laurelwood Animal Hospital.

Laurelwood Animal Hospital

9315 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Phone: (971) 244-4230
Fax: (503) 292-6808

E-mail: info@laurelwoodvets.com

How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

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By John Gilpatrick | Article Featured on PetMD

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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Outdoor Activities for Dogs to Dig Into This Fall

Outdoor Activities for Dogs to Dig Into This Fall

Article by Chrissie Klinger | Featured on Hillspet.com

When the leaves change and the weather cools, outdoor activities for dogs jump into season. Rather than sit inside and play with the same old toys, you and your dog can dig into these fun (and inexpensive) activities that take you on new adventures.

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6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

Obesity in Cats and How to Put a Cat on a Diet

Ever wonder what to do about your overweight cat? Overweight and actually obese cats outnumber cats of normal weight and are being seen more and more commonly by veterinarians for various disorders. In fact, obesity in cats can predispose the cat to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis and arthritis.

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10 Creative Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Cats

Pet Halloween Costume Ideas

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Will you be one of the two in 10 pet parents dressing their fur babies up for Halloween this year? Twenty percent—that’s how many pet owners the National Retail Federation says will be putting their pet in a costume for Halloween this year.

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The Top 10 Cat Health Problems

The Top 10 Cat Health Problems

Turns out, cats don’t really have nine lives — so be sure to take steps to prevent these common cat health problems now.

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Your kitty may look self-sufficient, but she depends on you to keep her in top cat health. That means scheduling regular check-ups and getting her the shots required to guard against cat illnesses. By learning about common ailments, from diarrhea in cats to urinary diseases and more, you’ll be able to spot early warning signs and get your little furball prompt treatment for any condition she may face.

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Can Dogs Be Allergic to Their Beds?

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By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

If you’re living with a sneezing, itchy dog, her bed may be to blame. Dog beds, especially if not regularly washed and replaced, can be a major source of dust mites, which can trigger your dog’s allergy symptoms.

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Why Is My Dog Throwing Up Bile?

Why is my dog throwing up bile

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Dog vomiting is a somewhat common occurrence, but it becomes a true health concern when a dog is throwing up bile. If your dog throws up yellow foam, or a yellow-green foam, it’s probably bile, and you should take your pup to the vet right away to determine the cause. Bile is produced in the liver, stored in the gall bladder and released into the small intestine to help break food down. This helps the body digest and utilize the food properly. If your dog is throwing up bile, these are the five most common reasons.

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Does Your Aging Pet Need a New Diet and Lifestyle?

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