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My dog has consumed about 80 np thyroid 60mg pills and is

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Hello my dog has consumed about 80 np thyroid 60mg pills and is showing no signs so far after probably two hours of it happening
JA: OK. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: What should I do?
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: There are actually 4 dogs, we think the largest one did it he is 135lbs
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Those 60 mg pills contain very little of the active thyroid hormone of dogs - 0.038mg of levothyroxin. 80 x 0.038 mg = 3 mg which is about 4X the dose for an 80 lb dog. Such an overdose isn't significant even in the smallest dog and so none of your dogs are expected to show adverse symtoms. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok is levothyroxine used in np thyroid medicine?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

NP thyroid which is made from dried thyroid glands of animals contains a small amount of levothyroxine. I'm not sure what you mean by is it "used" in NP thyroid. Please clarify.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I just didn't know if levothyroxine (synthroid) was the same as np thyroid and wanted to make sure you understood what medicine it actually was
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Yes, I'm familiar with the product. Equivalent products go under the names of Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid NT-1, Nature-Throid NT-1/2, Nature-Throid NT-2, Nature-Throid NT-3, Nature-Thyroid, and Westhroid.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thank you again
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

It's my pleasure.