#2 Basal thyroid levels are NOT the same for dogs of varying ages and breed types
· Puppies have higher basal thyroid levels than adults
· Geriatrics have lower basal thyroid levels than adults
· Large / giant breeds have lower basal thyroid levels
· Sight hounds as a group have much lower basal thyroid levels
Dr. W Jean Dodds is an international thyroid expert and leads the clinical research team at Hemopet’s Hemolife Diagnostics. Hypothyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in dogs, and yet is one of the most challenging conditions to diagnose. Dr. Dodds strives to raise awareness for proper screening measures. For more in-depth information, please read her award-winning book, written with Diana Laverdure, The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog, (2011, Dog Wise).