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Feline Diabetes, Canine Diabetes, Cushing's, Addison's, Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism Diseases

Glands and hormones influence all of your pet’s bodily functions. The endocrine glands help coordinate digestion and reproduction, and produce substances like insulin, estrogen, and testosterone. Serious but treatable diseases of the endocrine system include diabetes, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease. You will definitely need to see a vet regularly for treatment if your pet suffers from endocrine problems.

Endocrine glands: what are they?

When the pancreas doesn’t work:
When the pancreas doesn't work: Diabetes mellitus (feline diabetes & canine diabetes)
When the adrenals don't work:
Cushing's disease
Addison's disease
When the thyroid doesn't work:
Hyperthyroid disease
Hypothyroid disease
List of endocrine medications and supplements

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  Endocrine Facts:

  • A gland is a group of cells that produces a hormone.
  • Nerves and glands together coordinate all major activities, including digestion and reproduction.
  • Endocrine glands produce insulin, estrogen, and testosterone.
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