Danger to dogs taking thyroid medication - Dr. Marty Becker

Danger to dogs taking thyroid medication

Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Is your dog taking medication for low thyroid? This safety warning from this week’s Pet Connection column is for you:

Check with your veterinarian if your dog is taking medication for hypothyroidism.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to six manufacturers of unapproved medications for hypothyroidism in dogs. The FDA has not reviewed the products for safety and effectiveness.

Currently, only one thyroid medication — Thyro-Tabs Canine — is approved for use in dogs to help them maintain healthy levels of thyroid hormones.

Please help spread the word to your dog-owning friends and family! And read this and more in the current Pet Connection newspaper feature!