Hypothyroidism cannot be cured but it can be successfully managed using medication to replace the missing thyroid hormone.
A blood test will be performed between 4 and 8 weeks after starting treatment to check your dog’s hormone levels. This will need to be performed 3 hours after a dose of Thyforon. It may be necessary for your veterinary surgeon to adjust the dose of Thyforon after interpretation of the blood test.
When your veterinary surgeon is happy with your dog’s progress and T4 levels have normalised, it is strongly recommended that you visit your veterinary surgeon for regular monitoring.
It is important that you continue giving your dog the prescribed dose of Thyforon every day. Even if you notice dramatic physical improvements in your dog’s health you should not stop treatment. Thyforon will resolve the outward signs of hypothyroidism, but it will not cure the disease.