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While dogs, as humans, can get an over active thyroid, it is far less common than an under active thyroid.  Dogs do get thyroid medication to help regulate the thyroid hormones within the body which, in turn, regulate metabolism.  Dogs actually require a much higher dose of medication than humans so if a dog gets into the human form of the medication, it is rarely a problem.  If dogs get into the canine form of the medication, it can lead to mild to moderate toxicity.  Because the thyroid hormones control so many processes in the body, the reaction will be systematic.  Symptoms can include:

  • Weight Loss
  • Unkempt Appearance
  • Poor Body Condition
  • Panting
  • Hyperactivity
  • Nervousness
  • Aggression
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased Water Intake
  • Increased Urination
  • Increased Appetite
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Tremors
  • Heart Murmur
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Enlarged Thyroid