The endocrine system is made up of a group of tissues that release hormones into the bloodstream.
A collection of tissues that release hormones into the bloodstream make up the endocrine system. These hormones are distributed to various parts of an animal’s body according to their functions, which include regulating metabolism, growth, development, and reproduction. A hormonal imbalance can lead to the development of an endocrine condition. The type of treatment depends on the ailment.
The following endocrine conditions are frequently observed in dogs and cats:
- The hormone insulin shortage or resistance is what leads to diabetes mellitus.
- Dogs who are frequently diagnosed with hypothyroidism have low thyroid hormone levels.
- Cats are prone to hyperthyroidism, which means their thyroid hormone levels are elevated.
- Both species can be afflicted with Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) and Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism)