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here's an interesting snippet from the book regarding behavioral problems associated with hypothyroidism.
"In a large collaborative study between one of the authors, (WJD) and drs. Nicholas Dodman and Linda Aronson of Tufts University the major catagories of aberrant behavior identified were aggression (40% of cases) ,seizures (30%), fearfulness (9%) ,hyperactivity (7%). Some dogs exhibited more than one of these behaviors. Within these four catagories, thyroid dysfunction was found in 62% of aggressive dogs, 77% of seizuring dogs, 47% of fearful dogs, and 31% of hyperactive dogs. This study showed that dogs with aberrant aggression responded favorably to thyroid replacement therapy within the first week of treatment. In some cases if only a single dose was missed , the dogs quickly resumed their previous behavior problems.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild