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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My vet put my dog on thyroid meds. now he has a voracious

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my vet put my dog on thyroid meds. now he has a voracious appetite and is always begging for food. is this the result of the meds
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Rambo is 8
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rambo?
Customer: not that I know of
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Rambo. You're describing a hyperthyroid dog and so his dose of levothyroxine needs to be lowered, he isn't really hypothyroid, or a disorder that causes polyphagia (increased hunger) has arisen such as diabetes mellitus or Cushing's disease. Please let Rambo's vet know what you're seeing and please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.