Features December 2016 Issue

Treating Your Dog's Hypothyroidism

Saber, a four-year-old Golden Retriever, suddenly gained a lot of weight, and held that weight even after his food ration was cut in half! If his hypothyroidism had not been diagnosed and properly treated, he could have developed nutritional deficiencies from being restricted to such a small amount of food.

Treating Your Dog's Hypothyroidism

An integrative approach to treating a dog with hypothyroidism (low thryoid).

Hypothyroidism (underactive or low thyroid) is a common disorder in dogs. A variety of breeds are known to be genetically predisposed, including the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Dachshund, Boxer, Doberman, and Cocker Spaniel. (Itís normal for sighthounds such as the Greyhound to have relatively low thyroid levels as a result of their unique physiology; these levels are not a sign of pathology in these breeds.)

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