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    This is Vegas who has just come into rescue with us ... Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs. She has low thryroid and is currently on a supplement from the vet. She goes back in a couple of weeks to have her thryroid tested again.

    Her owner had her on Purina and she only came in to us on Friday, so I'd like her new foster Mum to start changing her onto a better food. The question is ... what is a good food for a bully with low thryroid!! Calling our resident food gurus ... @cowsmom and @Twice??

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    Default Re: Low thryroid problems

    I have a thyroid problem and I was wondering if dogs with the same problem benefit from grain free diet as I do????

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    ok i wont know as much as bev but ive been looking this up and noone really talks bout changing the food except to add some supplements to the medication already being taken. i did find this though
    When choosing commercial foods, Dr. Dodds recommends types that contain only natural preservatives, such as mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), citric acid (vitamin C), and rosemary extract.

    ok so im seeing alot of stuff about kelp and excess iodine causing this condition. alot of dogs foods contain this now. i found something that said a small amount of sodium selenite or kelp would help the condition but to much would cause it. there are also other foods to avoid it seems

    The American Thyroid Association recommends that the low-iodine diet (used in the treatment of thyroid cancer patients) include less than 50 mcg of iodine per day. (Source 2) Besides iodized salt, the following food items contain copious amounts of iodine: seafood products, dairy products, egg yolks, baked products, red dye#3, molasses, soy products, some beans (red kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, and cowpeas), fresh meat, and some rices

    i will wait to see what bev says then i can recommend a food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
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    This is Vegas who has just come into rescue with us ... Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs. She has low thryroid and is currently on a supplement from the vet. She goes back in a couple of weeks to have her thryroid tested again.

    Her owner had her on Purina and she only came in to us on Friday, so I'd like her new foster Mum to start changing her onto a better food. The question is ... what is a good food for a bully with low thryroid!! Calling our resident food gurus ... @cowsmom and @Twice??
    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    ok i wont know as much as bev but ive been looking this up and noone really talks bout changing the food except to add some supplements to the medication already being taken. i did find this though
    When choosing commercial foods, Dr. Dodds recommends types that contain only natural preservatives, such as mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), citric acid (vitamin C), and rosemary extract.

    ok so im seeing alot of stuff about kelp and excess iodine causing this condition. alot of dogs foods contain this now. i found something that said a small amount of sodium selenite or kelp would help the condition but to much would cause it. there are also other foods to avoid it seems

    The American Thyroid Association recommends that the low-iodine diet (used in the treatment of thyroid cancer patients) include less than 50 mcg of iodine per day. (Source 2) Besides iodized salt, the following food items contain copious amounts of iodine: seafood products, dairy products, egg yolks, baked products, red dye#3, molasses, soy products, some beans (red kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, and cowpeas), fresh meat, and some rices

    i will wait to see what bev says then i can recommend a food.

    Sorry I'm late to this, I had company all day.

    I think the ATA is wrong in their opinion on iodine. Oregon State did their own study and just about all of the homeopathic remedies on the market include it. You can read the whole thing here but basically it's proven that the thyroid NEEDS iodine

    Iodine is an essential component of the thyroidhormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), and is therefore essential for normal thyroid function. To meet the body's demand for thyroid hormones, the thyroid gland traps iodine from the blood and incorporates it into thyroid hormones that are stored and released into the circulation when needed. In target tissues, such as the liver and the brain, T3, the physiologically active thyroid hormone, can bind to thyroid receptors in the nuclei of cells and regulate gene expression. In target tissues, T4, the most abundant circulating thyroid hormone, can be converted to T3 by selenium-containing enzymes known as deiodinases. In this manner, thyroid hormones regulate a number of physiologic processes, including growth, development, metabolism, and reproductive function (1, 2).
    As long Vegas is getting the proper dosage of his medication TWICE a day he really doesn't need a special diet. She just needs to make sure that protein sources are in the top few ingredients. No corn or grains of any kind. The food also needs a low sodium level. She can easily buy a premium dog food and Vegas will be fine.

    There are several supplements that she can (and probably should) give him. Standard Process makes one but there are others out there just as good if not better and most likely cheaper.

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    @cowsmom. Can you recommend corn free and grain free. ??

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    yea karen im looking into it the low sodium part is hard to pinpoint. do you know if they would order or are they going to shop at petco or petsmart.

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    ok how about nvi limited ingredient diets. they have turkey, lamb, duck, and rabbit although their rabbit comes from china.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    ok how about nvi limited ingredient diets. they have turkey, lamb, duck, and rabbit although their rabbit comes from china.
    I think they would prefer to buy from a store ... but would be open to ordering from Petflow if necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I think they would prefer to buy from a store ... but would be open to ordering from Petflow if necessary
    well petco has nvi but not sure bout the limited ingredient i think my store has it thats why i said that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    well petco has nvi but not sure bout the limited ingredient i think my store has it thats why i said that one
    Both Petco and Petsmart sell the limited ingredient formulas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Both Petco and Petsmart sell the limited ingredient formulas

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