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Karen I don't think there's an uptick in hyperthyroidism in dogs fed raw dog food or commercial raw. This study only showed that in a five year period that 12 dogs that presented with it , that they were on a raw food diet. That only shows that it can be food related. Hyperthyroidism is rare in dogs. If there are isolated cases with raw foods causing it ,it would most likely be a company issue and not widespread. If it was an issue Jean Dodds would be aware of it. She referenced this study a couple of years ago. Quote "In the dogs of this report, it is obvious that the correct balance was not maintained and a very large amount of raw thyroid gland tissue ended up in their raw meat diet. As is the case with the exogenous L-T4, these natural thyroid hormones are not destroyed by gastric acid and can then be absorbed, leading to high concentration of circulating T4 and clinical sign of hyperthyroidism "
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
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