Question by  mejustme (12)

My keeshond dog has low thyroid, what should I do?


Answer by  patti (29325)

If your veterinarian has determined that your dog has hypothyroidism, he or she no doubt advised you on possible treatment plans. The thyroid is an essential gland that contributes greatly to normal body function. Medication and diet can help resolve the problem so that you dog can lead a long, happy life. Speak to your vet and make a plan.


Answer by  michaeledwardhourigan (462)

Its common for Keeshond dogs to have thyroid problems, don't worry, there are treatments. Take your dog to the vet. They will diagnose the problem for you, and suggest a prescription medicine for your dog. These problems often lead to weight problems, so remember plenty of exercise, and good diet.


Answer by  Kaydee (252)

Hypothyroid is common in dogs and can lead to poor coat conditions, weight gain, and increase skin infections. If your dog has been diagnosed with low thyroid, then I would recommend that the dog be placed on a thyroid supplement. Follow up with blood tests to make sure that your dog is receiving the correct dosage of medication.


Answer by  sadiesmom (254)

If your dog has a low thyroid, a vet can prescribe thyroid replacement medicine. The doctor may or may not want to test him, depending on his symptoms. Symptoms of low thyroid are hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, and fungal infection.


Answer by  mb (5482)

I assume you mean that your dog as low thyroid hormone levels. These hormones control the dogs body temperature and metabolism. If either of these conditions (too hot / too cold) are a problem see the vet for the proper medication.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Keeshonds are prone to thyroid problems. Take your dog to the vet and he or she will develop a treatment plan for your dog. Your dog will need a thyroid replacement medication.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You need to get your dog to his Vet. The Vet will prescribe your dog with a medication that will help regulate his thyroid. If your dog is overweight he may need to be placed on a diet.


Answer by  alrac (197)

If the dog is not on thyroid hormone replacement therapy, it should be. Other than that, you can treat symptoms, such as a moisturizing shampoo for dry skin.


Answer by  gbella (216)

The only way to treat thyroid disease is to confirm it through bloodwork and then your vet will prescribe medication. It will need to be monitored through bloodwork forever.


Answer by  tunsad (413)

The dog should have it's blood monitored for thyroid suppressing hormone...much as you would for a human. Depending on the results from the blood test, medication is prescribed.


Answer by  Latha (264)

Keeshond dogs are purticular type of dogs. The food is also a cause for thyroid,if overfeed is to be a cause for this disease. So gave these types of food like fish,poultry,beets,rice etc. Then gave plenty fatty acids food. A Keeshond dog will need small meals for their diet. Neatly clean their body with brush.

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