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Hypothyroidism Treatment for Dogs

Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid provides hormone replacement therapy to animals with thyroid hormone insufficiency, or hypothyroidism, regardless of its cause. It supplies thyroid hormone to restore levels needed for numerous biological functions. The highly palatable chewable tablets are available in 10 different strengths. Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid is FDA-approved for use in dogs, but prescriptions for cats are a common practice in veterinary medicine.

Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid replaces thyroid hormone in dogs and cats that do not produce enough on their own. The highly palatable chewable tablets treat the array of symptoms that affect pets with hypothyroidism, regardless of its underlying cause. Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid restores energy, appropriate sleep habits, a strong heartbeat, a healthy appetite, the ability to regulate body temperature, balance, coordination, proper mobility, healthy skin and coat, libido, and proper gastrointestinal function to pets suffering from hypothyroidism, and remedies other associated symptoms.

Benefits of Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid:

  • Treats inadequate thyroid hormone levels, or hypothyroidism
  • Works if the thyroid gland is atrophied, or for any other cause of hormone deficiency
  • Remedies the wide variety of symptoms seen in pets with thyroid insufficiency
  • Causes no side effects at appropriate doses
  • Available as a highly palatable chewable tablet readily accepted by pets
  • Scored tablets formulated in 10 different strengths for easy dosing
  • More affordable than many alternative medications for the same purpose

Read all label instructions and precautionary statements before use.

Your veterinarian will need to perform periodic blood tests during hormone replacement therapy with Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid.

The following directions represent a standard use. Usage varies, and will likely be adjusted based on the results of blood tests. Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.

Directions:

  1. Start therapy in dogs by administering 0.1 mg per 10 lbs. of body weight twice per day
  2. Start therapy in cats by administering 0.5 to 1.0 mg as prescribed.
  3. Offer tablets directly or crumble them and add them to food.
  4. Observe your pet to ensure the dose is fully consumed.
  5. Adjust the dosing as prescribed by your veterinarian in response to blood tests until an appropriate maintenance dose is determined. Such testing is generally done every 4 weeks.

Frequency of Use:

Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid is given 1 to 2 times daily.

Treatment with levothyroxine typically lasts for the pet's lifetime.

Storage:

Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid in its original container, tightly sealed, at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F. Protect from moisture and heat. Do not store in the bathroom.

Dispose of unneeded or expired tablets.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid supplies levothyroxine sodium, a synthetic version of endogenous thyroxine, or thyroid hormone. It raises hormone levels to meet the body's needs when insufficient amounts are being produced naturally. Levothyroxine is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract following oral administration.

Warnings:

Keep Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid is only intended for use in cats and dogs. Do not give to other species. Not for use in humans or in any animal for which it was not prescribed.

CAUTION: Federal law (USA) restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

At prescribed doses, Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid should not cause side effects. However, individual sensitivities may result from administration. Consult your veterinarian if you observe any adverse reaction in your pet.

Overdose can cause symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. These may include increased thirst or urination, increased hunger, hyperactivity, personality changes, and diminished heat tolerance. Contact your veterinarian right away if you know of or suspect an overdose.

Not for use in any animal with an allergy to levothyroxine. Seek emergency veterinary treatment for a hypersensitive reaction.

Do not administer Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid to any animal with thyrotoxicosis, unmanaged adrenal insufficiency, or acute myocardial infarction. Use with caution in animals with hypertension.

This product's safety in pregnant animals has not been determined.

Give Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after administering any product containing supplemental iron or calcium.

Use with caution in pets taking barbiturates, digoxin, phenytoin, theophylline, or warfarin. Other drugs or supplements may interact with this product. Tell your veterinarian what medications and supplements your pet takes. Consult before administering any other drugs or supplements to an animal taking a Pala-Tech Canine Thyroid regimen.

The effects of levothyroxine can vary between brands. If you switch brands, your veterinarian should retest T4 levels.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Pala-Tech Laboratories, Inc.

Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 USA

Phone: 888 337-2446

E-mail: info@palatech.com

© Pala-Tech™ Laboratories, Inc.

Made in the U.S.A.

Rev. 07-07

NAC No.: 10680051

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