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    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!!!

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    My dogs don't need it, but I do. I'm on thyroid medicine and I felt the affect in few days. If I forget to take my Thyroxin I feel the affects the same day. It is the same medicine for dogs and people, thyroxin.

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    I'm sure you are going to see a difference quickly. A low thyroid causes all kinds of problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    My dogs don't need it, but I do. I'm on thyroid medicine and I felt the affect in few days. If I forget to take my Thyroxin I feel the affects the same day. It is the same medicine for dogs and people, thyroxin.
    I take thyroid medicine as well, I'm on synthroid… I'm not sure what Roxie will be taking, I haven't picked it up yet. I have to take mine once a day on an empty stomach, but she will be taking her's twice a day w/or w/out food. I was just curious to see if it works on dogs as quickly as it does on humans. I feel horrid if I don't take my meds...

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    No experience with this at all.... Best of luck to you and Roxie hope it works
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    My mom's also on synthroid (she had cancer of the thyroid 20 or so years ago and had it removed). If she misses a day, she feels it right away as well.

    I'm betting it works the same way on dogs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    My mom's also on synthroid (she had cancer of the thyroid 20 or so years ago and had it removed). If she misses a day, she feels it right away as well.

    I'm betting it works the same way on dogs.
    I think so too… it's weird that she will take it twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I think so too… it's weird that she will take it twice a day.
    I'm wondering if that has to do with the speed at which dogs metabolize? Maybe their systems works much faster?

    eta: just throwing it out there but I honestly have no idea..lol..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    I'm wondering if that has to do with the speed at which dogs metabolize? Maybe their systems works much faster?

    eta: just throwing it out there but I honestly have no idea..lol..
    That would be a question for the medicine expert @cali baker

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    I don't know anything about thyroid meds but I hope Roxie is feeling back to normal soon!

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    My Malanois, Moose, was taking thyroid meds. One of his symptoms before diagnosed was a very dry coat,no undercoat, and not feeling too bright. He started feeling better within the first week of his meds.He was about six years old at the time. Maybe your vet wants to get her up where she should be, and then maybe one pill a day may be all she needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    That would be a question for the medicine expert @cali baker
    @Blueberrys Mom hit the nail on the head---dogs metabolize thyroid medications much faster than humans do and that's why they need to take it twice a day vs. once daily in humans. The half life for thyroid meds in dogs is around 12 hrs whereas in humans, it's 5-7 days.




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