Hypothyroidism occurs when your dog is not secreting enough of the thyroid hormones.
These hormones play a large role in your dog’s metabolism and can cause major problems when they are not produced at normal levels. The thyroid is like the thermostat of the body.
The Merck Veterinary Manual states that hypothyroidism is one of the most over-diagnosed diseases in dogs. This is because many diseases mimic hypothyroidism. Some conditions or clinical signs even improve with thyroid medication. Other diseases also affect the thyroid levels, but are not hypothyroidism. This can make diagnosing a thyroid condition tricky, so be patient as you work with your veterinarian to get to the root of your dog’s symptoms.
Products recommended are from both the Standard Process Veterinary and Human line of supplements. If there is a positive response after 8-12 weeks , protocols are continued until symptoms have resolved or with chronic conditions we find the lowest level needed to keep your pet happy, healthy and symptom free.