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1. Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common endocrine (hormonal) diseases of dogs. It is a chronic condition in which a deficiency of the hormone insulin impairs the dog's ability to metabolize sugar.
2. Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition characterized by excessive, extreme urination, accompanied by undue thirst. Most cases are “idiopathic”; in other words, there is no known cause.
3. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in Dogs
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the most severe form of Diabetes Mellitus, results in severe changes in blood chemicals including imbalances in small, simple chemicals known as electrolytes.
4. Dwarfism (Hypopituitarism) in Dogs
Dwarfism is an endocrine disorder caused by a primary growth hormone (GH) deficiency. Dwarfism is also referred to as hypopituitarism.
5. Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Syndrome) in Dogs
Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing’s syndrome refers to a disease state in which overactive adrenal tissue produces excessive amounts of cortisone, and when produced in excessive amounts these substances may cause systemic illness.
6. Hypercalcemia in Dogs
Hypercalcemia refers to an abnormally high blood concentration of calcium, which can indicate certain diseases. If left untreated, hypercalcemia can result in significant organ damage, including kidney failure.
7. Hyperparathyroidism in Dogs
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disorder resulting from excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) by one or more of the parathyroid glands located in the neck.
8. Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease) in Dogs
Hypoadrenocorticism, also called Addison’s disease, is an endocrine disorder that results from a deficient production of corticosteroids, which are crucial hormones secreted by the adrenal glands, two glands that reside just in front of each kidney.
9. Hypoglycemia in Dogs
Hypoglycemia is defined as a blood sugar concentration of less than 70 milligrams per deciliter of blood. Symptoms depend on how quickly the blood glucose concentration decreases, but rarely occur until it falls below 50 mg/dl.
10. Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Hypothyroidism is the clinical state associated with a deficiency of thyroxine (thyroid hormone), which causes slow cell metabolism in most body tissues.
 

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