Flaxseed, soy and low thyroid

From the American Thyroid Assn (an association of professional


“This is the first study to show that dietary supplementation with very high
doses of soy phytoestrogen (at levels typical of a vegetarian diet), may
result in a 3-fold increase in the risk of progression from subclinical to
overt hypothyroidism, suggesting that vegetarian patients with mild
subclinical hypothyroidism may need more careful . . . → Read More: Flaxseed, soy and low thyroid

Nutrition & Immune System

Nutrition and the Immune System

Wholesome nutrition is the key to maintaining a healthy immune system and resistance to disease. Commercial foods ingested by animals on a regular basis may not be balanced in terms of major nutrients, minerals and vitamins, and some continue to add chemicals to the final product to enhance its stability and shelf-life. . . . → Read More: Nutrition & Immune System

Thyroid Disease and Autoimmune Thyroiditis

W. Jean Dodds, DVM


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Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder of canines, and up to 80% of cases result from autoimmune (lymphocytic) thyroiditis. The heritable nature of this disorder poses significant genetic implications for breeding stock. Thus, accurate diagnosis of the early compensatory stages of canine autoimmune thyroiditis leading up to hypothyroidism affords important genetic and clinical options for prompt intervention and case management. Continue reading Thyroid Disease and Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Thyroid Diagnosis & Treatment

W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Q. When do classical clinical signs of canine hypothyroidism appear  ?
A.  The classical clinical signs with low thyroid values occur only after 70% or more of thyroid tissue has been destroyed or damaged. Other clinical and behavioral changes can present during the early phase. Continue reading Thyroid Diagnosis & Treatment