Thyrotoxicosis in a dog induced by the consumption of feces from a levothyroxine-supplemented housemate

Steven R. Shadwick, Marcella D. Ridgway, Amy Kubier

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Abstract

A 9-year-old golden retriever dog was evaluated for polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss, and elevated serum thyroxine. Targeted questioning revealed that the dog was coprophagic and routinely ingested the feces of a dog that was treated with twice-daily levothyroxine. Clinical signs resolved and serum thyroxine decreased to normal levels in the affected dog with prevention of coprophagy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-989
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume54
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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