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Old November 17th, 2010, 09:20 PM
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Okay, I'm hypothyroid myself and have a hypothyroid Shetland Sheepdog. I live in Australia so the drug for the dog is Thyroxine, same as I take.Now, for all you people with hypo dogs, and you can laugh at this, I accidentally took the dog's tablet one morning - silly me for being in a rush and not thinking and for having them in the same spot as mine, hey? Anyway, I decided to check with a pharmacist if it mattered , I had already had mine, but I was thinking he'll say it's okay, a dog dose can't be much. WRONG!! It is a much bigger dose that I take. Is there anyone here who has ever compared their dog's dose to a human dose, or any Dr or Vet who can explain why a dog needs more? Indeed, do they really need more?? Are they being seriously over-dosed?
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Old October 19th, 2011, 03:59 PM
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Soloxine

My dog has made 6 trips from CA to to Mt. Hood, OR which included going through the central valley each time. The central valley is quite hot during the summer. The only time my dog made that trip on Soloxine he had a very bad heat reaction, almost like a heatstroke. That was the 5th trip. I immediately took him off Soloxine and for the 6th trip home he was fine. I really think that although he was in an air-suffered from the side effect of Soloxine which is an intolerance to heat. Usually that side effect isn't mentioned but I did see it mentioned a couple of places.

I took him off Soloxine for the summer and have put him back on as the weather has cooled for the fall.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 03:33 AM
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Okay, I'm hypothyroid myself and have a hypothyroid Shetland Sheepdog. I live in Australia so the drug for the dog is Thyroxine, same as I take.Now, for all you people with hypo dogs, and you can laugh at this, I accidentally took the dog's tablet one morning - silly me for being in a rush and not thinking and for having them in the same spot as mine, hey? Anyway, I decided to check with a pharmacist if it mattered , I had already had mine, but I was thinking he'll say it's okay, a dog dose can't be much. WRONG!! It is a much bigger dose that I take. Is there anyone here who has ever compared their dog's dose to a human dose, or any Dr or Vet who can explain why a dog needs more? Indeed, do they really need more?? Are they being seriously over-dosed?
Apparently the dog metabolizes it much quicker than a human, and that's also why it's recommended that they get it twice a day, because the half-life in a dog is much less than for a human.

In theory, the therapeutic ranges for the thyroid are determined somehow???
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Old October 21st, 2011, 03:40 AM
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[QUOTE=Patty22;576063]My golden retriever has been on soloxine for 5 years now. I noticed a white spot on his right eye. My Vet told me it is lipid deposit caused by the soloxine....[/QUOTE

I know this is old, but this doesn't make sense at all....the lipid deposit isn't from the soloxine most likely, but probably because the thyroid isn't working properly - would need to know if the dog was on a high enough dose. A dog often gets these when the thyroid is low.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Apparently the dog metabolizes it much quicker than a human, and that's also why it's recommended that they get it twice a day, because the half-life in a dog is much less than for a human.

In theory, the therapeutic ranges for the thyroid are determined somehow???
That's interesting, MaxaLisa, because it was never suggested that my dog be given a dose twice a day. Must ask some questions.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Concern of side effect from Soloxine

My dog Honey who is a female 5 year old Pit Bull has been put on Soloxine for hypothyroidism by our vet. Now since she has been put on it she has been showing signs of aggression towards our other dog which is much smaller than her. Fontaine who is a male 2 yeard old terrier mix and Honey use to be the best of friends. I mean little Fontaine use to clean Honey's ears and teeth and play with Honey. But now he's scared to even go near here. See ever since Honey was put on Soloxine, she's been trying to use poor little Fontaine as her chew toy. Well I've read that aggression and/or personality change is a side effect from taking Soloxine, and I was wondering what I might be able to do about this? I would really like for my dogs to be be able to play together again. My dad has threatened to get rid of Honey if she doesn't stop trying to use Fontaine as a chew toy. Even though we have had her much longer than the other dog. Please is there anyone out there that can help out with this or that has any information that might be useful? I'm in great need of you answers!!!!
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Old July 10th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Have you talked to your vet about this, C4HD? Maybe there is an alternative med suitable for Honey, or perhaps she just needs the dose adjusted?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Thank you Hazelrunpack for your answer back. Yes, I have talked to the vet about it, and for the time being they suggested stopping the med. for two weeks to see if that brings her back to her normal self. However now she isn't on any meds. for her hypothyroid problem, and I'm afraid set might become really over-weight again. Which use making her really depressed and lazy acting. Got any ideas on what I might be able to suggest to the vet, besides another med.. That has already been done. Thank you very much, Crazy4HoneyDog
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Old July 13th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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At this point I think I'd wait and see if dropping the meds makes a difference in her behavior. A few weeks off her thyroid medication won't have appreciable affect--hypothyroidism in dogs is a much less severe than the same condition in humans and it may take weeks before she starts to gain weight or show other symptoms again.

How long has she been off the soloxine now? Has there been any improvement? If, after the two weeks she's still not back to normal, it may be that there is a different issue causing the aggression.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Soloxine side effects

Hello, new to the forum. My 7.5 year old Labrador, Wyndston was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. He was put on 0.05mg. After three weeks at this dose wyndston's behavior changed. he became aggressive panic and scared.

It was very scary for us. I called our vet ASAP we were told to lower to half dose to .25mg wyndston is doing great on this dose. We are waiting the results on his post-pill.
My question or concern I have noticed his teeth are staining which he always had beautiful healthy teeth. Does soloxine cause issues with teeth or gums. Or is he lacking something that I am not aware of?

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Old March 10th, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Have never heard of this.
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