A new online resource to help owners of dogs with hypothyroidism understand and manage their pet’s condition has been launched by Dechra Veterinary Products.
The website www.hypothyroiddog.com has been developed to support owners of dogs which have been prescribed Thyforon®.
Hypothyroidism cannot be cured, but it can be successfully managed using prescribed medication like Thyforon, to replace the missing T4 thyroid hormone.
Dechra Brand Manager Craig Sankey said: “It can be a very worrying time for owners if their pet is being investigated for, or diagnosed with, hypothyroidism and the new website aims to help them understand more about the condition, how it manifests itself and what they can expect on the management journey.
“Effective management of the condition can significantly improve a dog’s quality of life and prevents the development of other, potentially life-threatening conditions, for which treatment can be intensive and costly.”
The website also has a useful FAQ section and an interactive log book for owners to fill in which can also be emailed to their vet to assist in tracking the dogs’ progress and ensure that treatment is at its optimal level.
For more information, visit www.hypothyroiddog.com