Originally Posted By: Daisy1986If I suspect my dog has this. Is there any all natural remedies or things I can do at home to help?
I plan on going to a vet. I was just curious.
She is on a grain free diet now, EVO. Seems to be helping a little. She is over weight, sluggish and hates the cold.
Coat, nails and skin seem great.
If you are going to test, be sure that the free T4, free T3, and the TgAA (thyroglobulin antibodies) are run. To get those three things, you'll have to run a full panel with other stuff on it. The TgAA is the best indicator to test for autoimmune thyroid problems.
Sometimes the thyroid can be "sick" from other illnesses, such as tick diseases. If you treat for the other disease, then the thyroid will get better. That is not the most common scenario, but it does happen.
You can "boost" a thyroid using a variety of things, including herbs, other nutrients, glandulars. However, if the dog has autoimmune thyroiditis, then boosting the thyroid also boosts the autoimmune attack. So it's good to know what type of thyroid disease the dog has. The majority of thyroid problems, in both humans and dogs, is thought to be autoimmune.
Even with supplementation, you can still support the body. Grainfree, ample oxidants, treat for liver health, as most of the thyroid hormone is converted in the liver.