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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Roxie's vet called me yesterday w/her blood work results...

    Her thyroid level was a 6… and for her she should be at 20!!! She wants to start her out on thyroid medicine twice a day, and then in 8 weeks I need to bring her in for more blood work… she wants to make sure that we have the correct dosage of thyroid medicine.

    I was curious if anyone has used thyroid medicine for their dogs… how long did it take to see the effects from the meds? Any advice?!! I'm just hoping that this will help her to feel like her "old self" again… Thanks for your help!!!
    Wow this is the same as Bazza he is on Thyroxine, he bloods came back I think it was something like 11 and needs to be 20ish. I was prescribe 2 tabs a day with or without food, he has an inactive thyroid. But don;t know if you remember he got really sick and we took him off them, vet thought it had nothing to do with the tablets, so when he got better, we went back on them 2 a day, second day diarrhea again !!! Vet has never heard of a dog reacting like this not once. So vet and us decided that we will do 1/2 a tablet for one week and build up to one tablet but our goal is to get him to two tablets, as he is losing alot of hair, and worried because is metabolism would be running very low at the moment. Crossing fingers that I will get him to one tab next week. Is Roxie on them Yet ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    Wow this is the same as Bazza he is on Thyroxine, he bloods came back I think it was something like 11 and needs to be 20ish. I was prescribe 2 tabs a day with or without food, he has an inactive thyroid. But don;t know if you remember he got really sick and we took him off them, vet thought it had nothing to do with the tablets, so when he got better, we went back on them 2 a day, second day diarrhea again !!! Vet has never heard of a dog reacting like this not once. So vet and us decided that we will do 1/2 a tablet for one week and build up to one tablet but our goal is to get him to two tablets, as he is losing alot of hair, and worried because is metabolism would be running very low at the moment. Crossing fingers that I will get him to one tab next week. Is Roxie on them Yet ??
    Yes, she just started yesterday… she takes .6mg of Soloxine 2x a day. I remember all of that trouble you had w/Bazza… do you think it's because of the meds?!! I'm so sorry… your poor baby. I take Thyroid medicine myself and I know how HORRIBLE I felt before I started taking them. I really hope that he can start tolerating the meds, can he take something else?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Yes, she just started yesterday… she takes .6mg of Soloxine 2x a day. I remember all of that trouble you had w/Bazza… do you think it's because of the meds?!! I'm so sorry… your poor baby. I take Thyroid medicine myself and I know how HORRIBLE I felt before I started taking them. I really hope that he can start tolerating the meds, can he take something else?!!
    Bazza is meant to be on 0.4mg twice a day. I believe Soloxine and Thyroxine are pretty much the same just made by different manufacturers. They want him to go on 2 tabs until we see improvements and then to 1 a day. It could be a coincidence that he got diarrhea twice when taking the full dose. I will up it next week, but we are about to away for 4 days and my mum is looking after him so don't want to up it when we are not around. Worried about the hair loss a lot, but worried he might be bald before we get him on the correct does. I don' t think there is an alternative vet didn't know one on hand, I dont think she is convinced it is the tablets that are doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    Bazza is meant to be on 0.4mg twice a day. I believe Soloxine and Thyroxine are pretty much the same just made by different manufacturers. They want him to go on 2 tabs until we see improvements and then to 1 a day. It could be a coincidence that he got diarrhea twice when taking the full dose. I will up it next week, but we are about to away for 4 days and my mum is looking after him so don't want to up it when we are not around. Worried about the hair loss a lot, but worried he might be bald before we get him on the correct does. I don' t think there is an alternative vet didn't know one on hand, I dont think she is convinced it is the tablets that are doing it.
    Roxie has had some hair loss, but it hasn't been too noticeable. What has been the biggest issue is her lethargy & depression... Just doesn't seem like her old self. I don't know of an alternative to Thyroid meds, I actually didn't realize that dogs had issues w/it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Roxie has had some hair loss, but it hasn't been too noticeable. What has been the biggest issue is her lethargy & depression... Just doesn't seem like her old self. I don't know of an alternative to Thyroid meds, I actually didn't realize that dogs had issues w/it.


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    The vet says the same thing, once he gets on the tabs we will see a "new" dog, she was saying also that he would be lethargic and depressed too ! But maybe because Bazza is nearly 3 years so we thought he was settling down alot when infact he could be lethargic but I have not noticed all these symtoms, he seems depressed (sulks) when my hubby leaves because he is his number one fan. The first things we noticed was all of a sudden he was losing hair ! And he has lost a lot. Good luck with Roxy I will have to keep updated with Roxy and you to see how it goes with her ! x
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    Default Re: Thyroid medicine for dogs...

    Soloxine is a pet thyroid.

    Synthroid, Armour thyroid, Levoxyl and Levothyroxine are human meds that are (atleast the Levothyroxine is) given to pets.

    Right now I know that Soloxine 0.8mg is hard for us to get. Before Costco started selling pet meds....Drs were putting dogs on Levothyroxine.

    Just so you know.....Levothyroxine is a way better deal for the pocket book. (Tracey....I know you don't have a Costco, but there is always Costco.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    The vet says the same thing, once he gets on the tabs we will see a "new" dog, she was saying also that he would be lethargic and depressed too ! But maybe because Bazza is nearly 3 years so we thought he was settling down alot when infact he could be lethargic but I have not noticed all these symtoms, he seems depressed (sulks) when my hubby leaves because he is his number one fan. The first things we noticed was all of a sudden he was losing hair ! And he has lost a lot. Good luck with Roxy I will have to keep updated with Roxy and you to see how it goes with her ! x
    Roxie just turned 10 this summer so I was expecting a slow-down, but this was pretty drastic… My biggest issue is getting Ms. Thing to take her pills, I've had to hide it in peanut butter. She will actually nibble on treats to find a pill to spit it out… Lol Good luck w/Bazza, and I really hope you can find a med that works for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    Soloxine is a pet thyroid.

    Synthroid, Armour thyroid, Levoxyl and Levothyroxine are human meds that are (atleast the Levothyroxine is) given to pets.

    Right now I know that Soloxine 0.8mg is hard for us to get. Before Costco started selling pet meds....Drs were putting dogs on Levothyroxine.

    Just so you know.....Levothyroxine is a way better deal for the pocket book. (Tracey....I know you don't have a Costco, but there is always Costco.com)
    Hmm… Thanks for this info Cheryl, I was curious to see what they would put Roxie on. I actually haven't seen a bill for the pills yet, my vet had me pick them up at her house. She lives close to me, but her office is 45 min away and I'm assuming she will send me the bill.

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    I'll tell you what the Soloxine .6 is when I get to work. how many pills did you get? I'll do you compare price from Costco

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    I'll tell you what the Soloxine .6 is when I get to work. how many pills did you get? I'll do you compare price from Costco
    She gave her 120 pills, but I haven't gotten a bill yet...

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    #120

    $25.37

    Costco member price is $20.89

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    #120

    $25.37

    Costco member price is $20.89
    Dang it… I wish we had a Costco… Lol

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