Thyroid Medications

Thyroid Medications

medications

Alternate names

Armour desiccated thyroid, Synthroid, Soloxine, T4, T3

Toxicity to pets

Pets — especially dogs — get underactive thyroids too. Interestingly, the dose of thyroid hormone needed to treat dogs is much higher than a person’s dose. Therefore, if dogs accidentally get into thyroid hormones at home, it rarely results in problems. However, large acute overdoses in cats and dogs can cause muscle tremors, nervousness, panting, a rapid heart rate and aggression. When in doubt, contact Pet Poison Helpline to see if your dog or cat ingested a toxic, poisonous amount.

Common brand of veterinary thyroid hormone medications

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    Disclaimer

    The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.