Thyroid protocol

What is it? What does it mean?

My furry friend has the possibility of it being an issue, bloodwork pending.
If he does need it, what is it? A pill, a shot, a food supliment? And how often, once a day, twice, 5 times? I seem to recall my mother, human, of course, having thyroid issues that were taken care of by pills and still are ( I'd have to ask to be sure) for many years. Is it the same for our Basenji friends? I'm just concerned and want to know.

@BART:

What is it? What does it mean?

My furry friend has the possibility of it being an issue, bloodwork pending.
If he does need it, what is it? A pill, a shot, a food supliment? And how often, once a day, twice, 5 times? I seem to recall my mother, human, of course, having thyroid issues that were taken care of by pills and still are ( I'd have to ask to be sure) for many years. Is it the same for our Basenji friends? I'm just concerned and want to know.

It's a small pill taken 2x daily at the same time each day. The dosage is dependent on what his panel shows. Where did you have the panel done? A regular vets test usually won't be through enough.

@nobarkus:

It's a small pill taken 2x daily at the same time each day. The dosage is dependent on what his panel shows. Where did you have the panel done? A regular vets test usually won't be through enough.

Well, it's Doctor Tracy Leonard. I trust her. She's sort of familiar with Basenjis. 🙂

Soloxine is the brand name. I have found over the years that the generic version doesn't work as well as the "real" stuff. I am sure that Dr. Tracy will agree

Very simple, as Dan said, small pill(s) twice a day, inexpensive, can make a huge difference in dog's life. But a missed dose is not "life or death" so a hypothyroid dog is easy to medicate and care for!

Well, the Fuzz Face has been taking the Thyroid med for 12 days. Call me crazy, but it seems to be working! That black spot where he lost his hair, it's not so black anymore. More a tan, and I think the hair is coming back, but it is hard to tell as it is a thin, short hair area. Anyway, He's still my favorite and only boy and he will always have the best care I can give. "Nuff said.

Excellent, having the right amount of thyroid hormone in the system is a good thing! Hopefully it will resolve his fur issues, and I imagine he will feel better too.

Usually with thyroid problems the turn around is just about immediate…. it is pretty amazing... so no surprise that you are seeing a change already

You know, he's always seemed kinda 'laid-back' compared to my previous B-boy, but he was 5 when I got him. I just thought, knowing a bit of his background (he was previously in a home with a special needs child), that he was just that way. Maybe he has had this thyroid issue for a longer time than it took to manifest itself, physically.

BTW, the backstory I heard for him involved a neighbor teen that was, supposedly, tortuous to the dog, ultimately leading to a bite. The dog and special needs child were best of friends. all of this could be 'horse hockey'….but even the vet has said he has a great personality.

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