Saturday, April 23, 2011

Canine Hypothyroidism

"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"

Canine Hypothyroidism
Some snippets from the video from Dr. Sarah, Life’s Abundance Staff Veterinarian:

It is very common

A prescription medication is called Levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) can be given. It is fairly inexpensive.

Blood test should be given to ensure your dog is dosed properly as too much thyroid supplements can caused hyper hypothyroidism

Proper dosage should show within a week of treatment within regular activity.

Normal body weight within 8 weeks.

Hair re-growth can take several months

Tend to be over weight and can have a hard time losing weight.
A healthy weight loss food is important

Watch this video for more information on canine hypothyroidism plus nutrition and what to stay away from as far ingredients and more!

Chemical preservatives

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