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Hypothyroidism - Under Active Thyroid

Hypothyroidism, under active thyroid, is a disorder most commonly associated with dogs.
Levothyroxine meds such as soloxine are often prescribed to treat canine hypothyroidism.
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Choosing Which Levothyroxine Thyroid Medications To Buy For Your Pet

If your search for a good source of thyroid medications for your dog or other pet has left you a bit dazed and confused, don't worry, you're not alone. There are a wide variety of hypothyroid medications on the market but basically they all contain the same main ingredient - levothyroxine sodium. The difference is in the manufacturer, form and administration. Soloxine® is a popular brand name medication and we've found some online prices competitive enough to make it as feasible a choice as the generic alternatives. Pala-tech now offers a convenient chewable tablet medication for your pet that makes it easier to administer their daily dose. Competitive pricing makes this a nice choice for finicky eaters. Other brand name versions of levothyroxine meds include Thyrosyn, Synthroid®, Levotabs and Thyro-Tabs®. There is also an equine medication as well.

Buy Levothyroxine Medications Online and Save

Generic Vs. Brand Name: When you shop online often you will find that the savings on brand name products is so extensive that you will not save much money by purchasing generic meds instead. Personally we prefer to buy brand name medications when we can because we have more confidence in the consistency and quality of their manufacturing process.
  Brand Name Thyroid Meds Pala-tech Canine Thyroid Chewables
* Starting at just .03 per chewable
An estimated 50% off retail cost
Soloxine Tablets
* Starting at .05 each
Over 50% off retail
Thyro-Tabs Tablets
* Starting at .04 each
Over 30% off retail
  Generic and Other Options Thyroxin Generic Levothyroxine
* Starting at just .03 each
 A tablet medication
Thyrozine Tablets
* Starting at just .03 each
 A tablet medication
Thyro-L For Horses
* Starting at $25.50
 Around 40% off retail
  * Above prices and discounts are as posted on 8/16/12 and subject to change without notice, please verify the current cost before you purchase
  Thyro-L For Horses: Even horses can develop thyroid issues, Thyro-L offers an equine levothyroxine powder just for them.

Canine Hypothyroidism And Underactive Thyroid Disorders in Dogs

Veterinarians often prescribe meds such as thyroxine, levothyroxine, and soloxine with the main ingredient levothyroxine sodium to treat hypothyroidism thyroid disorder in dogs. Levothyroxine and thyroxine are synthetic thyroid hormones designed to supplement for the body's naturally occurring thyroid hormones when they are not being properly produced.
Hypothyroidism in dogs is a condition described by inadequate production of the thyroid hormone - often due to the dog’s own immune system attacking the thyroid gland tissue. Virtually every cell in the dog's body can be affected so it is not surprising reduced levels of the thyroid hormone can lead to symptoms in multiple organs and systems throughout the body.
For the most part, dogs do not develop hypothyroidism disorder until they reach adulthood, somewhere between three to ten years of age and male and female dogs appear to be equally vulnerable. Possible signs of hypothyroidism include but are not limited to ... changes in hair coat, thinning hair around the lumbar area, skin abnormalities, infertility, obesity and lethargy.
Regarding canine hypothyroidism diagnosis, your pet's veterinarian may conduct a blood test to view hormone levels should they suspect hypothyroidism, however, testing is not cut and dry and it will often be up to the skill of your veterinarian to properly diagnose the disorder. Sometimes, a veterinarian may administer a levothyroxine sodium medication like soloxine or thyroxine for several months to see if conditions improve and then diagnose and adjust treatment accordingly. Once diagnosed it usually takes trial and error to determine which amount of medications will work best for your specific dog.
Once beginning the proper dose of medication your dog will usually look, act and feel much better than they did before they began their treatment. The bad news is that once a dog is placed on a levothyroxine medication, it will usually need to be given for the rest of the their life. The good news is that when the disease is diagnosed early and treated properly, one can expect their pet to live a long, happy life in spite of their hypothyroid disorder. Always nice to know improvement is possible.
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common hormone imbalance issues in dogs today, so common that more than 70% of the 140 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club are considered to be genetically predisposed to hypothyroidism. However, some breeds seem to have a particularly higher rate of hypothyroidism including but not limited to, the golden retriever, doberman pinscher, dachshund, greyhound, boxer, sheltie and cocker spaniels. Hypothyroidism is more common in dogs than cats, but hypothyroidism can occur in felines too, and levothyroxine meds are sometimes prescribed for cats.
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