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Overview of Thyroid Gland, Testing Protocols and New Developments

Dr. W Jean Dodds is an international thyroid expert and leads the clinical research team at Hemopet’s Hemolife Diagnostics. Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in dogs, and yet is one of the most challenging conditions to diagnose. We thought we would provide a brief overview of the thyroid gland, testing protocols and new…

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Properly Administering Thyroid Medication to Your Dog

Dr. Dodds cannot emphasize enough how to administer thyroid medication to your dog correctly. Please help spread the word so dogs are on the right dosage and so the medication is working most effectively. Giving Thyroid Medication to Your Companion Dog: – Twice per day – 1 hour before OR 3 hours after feeding –…

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Aberrant Behavior and Thyroid Dysfunction in Dogs

Introduction Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of canines, and up to 80% of cases result from autoimmune (lymphocytic) thyroiditis. The heritable nature of this disorder poses significant genetic implications for breeding stock. Thus, accurate diagnosis of the early compensatory stages of canine autoimmune thyroiditis leading up to hypothyroidism affords important genetic and clinical…

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Dietary Hyperthyroidism in Dogs

This important study about canine hyperthyroidism – which is rare – comes from my colleague, Dr. Mark Peterson, with whom I have worked on feline hyperthyroidism issues. Recently, I had such a referral case myself of a healthy 3 year old mixed breed dog that suddenly tested as hyperthyroid after eating raw beef treats for…

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