The short answer is yes. Hypothyroidism is common in dogs including breeds like the Rottweiler. This hormone deficiency also goes by the name of Thyroid Hormone Deficiency and it is caused by a low production of T4 and T3 hormones in a Rottweiler’s thyroid gland. If you don’t know much about the thyroid gland it’s basically responsible for producing hormones needed to maintain your dog’s metabolism. When hormones are missing things are out of balance and hypothyroidism can develop. Common symptoms may include lethargy, weakness, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, excessive shedding, poor hair growth, mental dullness, skin infections, intolerance to cold, tilting of the head to one side and even seizures or infertility. Your vet can tell you that the condition mainly affects medium and large dogs between the ages of 4 and 10. For more information about this illness and how to diagnose and treat it, talk with your vets Lakeville, MN.