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Old 01-12-2013, 06:43 PM
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Default Under active Thyroid

Dallas has been diagnosed with underactive thyroid. We're starting his meds today. Anyone have experience with this? Anything I should know, be prepared for?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:02 PM
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Buzz was diagnosed as being Hypothyroid last summer. He's done very well on meds. I didn't change a single other thing!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:09 PM
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Okay good. Pretty much all I read said that same thing, if the dog is on the proper meds they live a normal life. Did the dosage for Buzz eventually get lowered once everything was properly balanced?
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He's only had one level recheck so far and his bloodwork showed that his meds were at a good level. So, not yet?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:39 PM
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My old lady has been on thyroid meds for years. She was diagnosed as soon as we adopted her-- she was overweight and had a terribly greasy coat. As long as her levels are well regulated, we have no trouble keeping her weight down and she has been less prone to skin issues. Her energy is also better.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:09 PM
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Gavroche was diagnosed as hypothyroid in November 2010. He was put on meds and he's a whole different dog! He was on thyro-tabs (generic) first, and t was fine for a while then he got bad again - turns out they had put a smaller dose into the larger dose bottles (they ended up recalled). At that point I switched him to Soloxine name brand and haven't had an issue since. We've switched ALL the dogs at the clinic over to Soloxine, as we had more and more have issues with generics. So, I highly, HIGHLY recommend actual Soloxine. Also keep in mind the label they print to put on your bottle may say "Soloxine" but it could be a generic. The best thing to do is to ask or identify the pills. If you get the meds in the original packaging, it's an opaque brown bottle with a yellow label. The pills are kind of ovalish and are slightly shinier/denser than the generics.

Gavroche has been on the same dose the entire time - 0.5mg twice daily. Works AMAZING for him.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:58 PM
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The vet prescribed Thyro-tab at 2 pills in the morning and 2 in the evening, 0.6mg. He's going in for a test in 6 weeks. If everything is all over the place with the Thyro-tab then I will definitly ask about the Soloxine. Thank you so much for the info.
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Buddy was on 0.6mg for a few years, then one year at her six-month bloodwork check up we found her levels were too high and we were able to bump her down to 0.4mg.
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Buzz also takes brand name Soloxine, 0.5mg twice daily.
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The vet prescribed Thyro-tab at 2 pills in the morning and 2 in the evening, 0.6mg. He's going in for a test in 6 weeks. If everything is all over the place with the Thyro-tab then I will definitly ask about the Soloxine. Thank you so much for the info.
How much does he weigh? That sounds like a huge dose, but if he's a huge dog...
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