Autoimmune Thyroiditis in Dobermans

Doberman Pinschers are among the breeds that are possibly predisposed for developing autoimmune thyroiditis, a type of hypothyroidism that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Autoimmune thyroiditis is not the same as hypothyroidism, though the majority of dogs — such as Raven — will eventually develop hypothyroidism.

**Used with permission from the Doberman Pinscher Update, Nestlé Purina PetCare.

Is your Doberman gaining weight even though it’s not being fed too much?  Does it have low energy and rarely wants to do any type of exercise?  If you answered yes to either of those questions this article contains information you should know.

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