Updated: Apr 5, 2020
You've been hearing personal stories from people with dogs that have "issues". People are talking about this "Hypothyroid" thing in dogs. You're wondering if maybe this could be your dogs issue.
Know this, you're not alone! Many people are frustrated, spending thousands of dollars at vets, behaviorists, trainers, on supplements, medications, special shampoos, special foods and nothing seems to fix it all.
We personally know your frustration. After almost euthanizing our own dog, Gunner, we FINALLY found out what was wrong. Hypothyroidism! With 2 cheap pills a day, he was a different dog!
Now you need to know! After all the struggles - here is a compilation of links, resources, video's and general information that you need to educate yourself before seeing your vet. Here it is, and I'll continue to update as I find things!
There are over 70 signs and symptoms - if your dog displays 3 or more get tested: https://www.karengrzenda.com/post/canine-hypothyroidism-signs-and-symptoms
My interview with Dr. Dodds on Hypothyroidism (Q&A of 27 questions): https://www.karengrzenda.com/post/dr-dodds-q-a-email-interview-hypothyroidism-crash-course
TOO MANY dogs are given TOO high a dosage - PROPER DOSING: https://www.karengrzenda.com/post/dosing-for-hypothyroidism
What are the causes of Hypothyroidism : https://www.karengrzenda.com/post/canine-people-my-rant-for-the-day
The Canine Epidemic by Dr. Dodds and Diana Laverdure Amazon purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Canine-Thyroid-Epidemic-Answers-Need-ebook/dp/B004XW9P8E
Heart Dog - Gunner's Story by Karen Grzenda Amazon purchase link : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCDRRK8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_wan1CbT8TTBS8
Heart Dog - Gunner's Story - READ CHAPTER 3 - FOR FREE!!! https://www.karengrzenda.com/post/sneak-peek-free-chapter-of-heart-dog-gunner-s-story
Gunner's Friends (personal stories from pet owners (All breeds!!! Their dogs and hypothyroidism): https://www.karengrzenda.com/gunner-s-friends
Gunner's story here on Youtube : https://youtu.be/2QPyQDGgEhw
The Knowledge with Dr. Dodds : https://youtu.be/d_BgAshtJnk
Dr. Becker and Dr. Dodds Discuss Thyroid Disease in Pets: https://youtu.be/f1FcKMAtu8k
Healthy Dog Cub Interview : Thy thyroid epidemic : https://youtu.be/PRNtO01GLXk
SOCIAL MEDIA :
Find me on Facebook and help me share! : https://www.facebook.com/KarenLGrzenda
Hypothyroidism in dogs group - BRILLIANT MINDS from across the globe always eager to help : https://www.facebook.com/groups/148107205552986/
Hemopet Website: https://www.hemopet.org/
Hemopets FAQ on Thyroid Diagnostics and Treatments: https://www.hemopet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/FAQs_Thyroid_Diag_Rx.pdf
Hemopets Explanation of Autoimmune Thyroditis and Thyroid Disease : https://www.hemopet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Thyroid_Disease_and_Autoimmune_Thyroiditis.pdf
Hemopet Test Form: https://hemopet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-TRF.pdf
Hemopet International Shipping Instructions: https://www.hemopet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/International_Shipping_Instructions_2013_1.pdf
Found something I've missed - PLEASE let me know!
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Karen Grzenda, Author and canine advocate
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