Thyroid Medications for Dogs & Other Animals

Veterinary Endocrine System.

Comprehensive Endocrine Treatments for Dogs, Cats & More

At SaveWay, we understand the complexities of treating endocrine disorders in animals. Our streamlined process ensures quick and efficient access to tailored medications that are customized to address your pet’s specific condition, weight, taste preferences and more — so your animal receives the precise treatment they require.

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Most Common Veterinary Endocrine and Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid Issues in Canines

Hypothyroidism, common in dogs, stems from thyroid gland damage, resulting in reduced metabolism due to low thyroid levels.

Possible symptoms:
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Lethargy
  • Excessive shedding, thinning fur or delayed fur regrowth

Thyroid Issues in Felines

Thyroid problems in cats often manifest as hyperthyroidism, causing an increase in metabolism and associated health concerns.

Possible symptoms:
  • Weight loss, despite an increase in appetite
  • Hyperactivity
  • Increased shedding
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Endocrine Diseases

The most common endocrine diseases seen in animals are Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease.

  • Cushing’s disease: Caused by the adrenal glands overproducing cortisol, rendering pets prone to severe health issues.
  • Addison’s disease: Caused by the adrenal glands underproducing crucial corticosteroid hormones like aldosterone and cortisol.

  • Irregular Hormone Cycles

    Estreous (heat) cycling denotes an animal's sexual receptivity. Irregularities that cause an abnormal cycle may stem from various factors such as stress, genetics or underlying health issues.

    Thyroid Medication Made Easy With SaveWay

    If diagnosed early, these endocrine conditions can be treated and managed with the proper care and medication. With SaveWay, your options range from liquids and mini tablets to treats, transdermal gel and more. These options help animals and their owners have a smoother medication-administration experience.

    Explore our veterinary medication forms available to help manage these endocrine diseases.

    Thyroid Issues in Canines

    Collapsed Trachea

    Levothyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism. It replaces the thyroid hormone that the body is lacking.

    Administration Options
    • Liquid
    • Capsules
    • Tablets
    • Treats

    Thyroid Issues in Felines

    Systemic Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Methimazole treats hyperthyroidism by blocking the thyroid gland from overproducing an excess amount of hormones.

    Administration Options
    • Liquid
    • Capsules
    • Mini-Tablets
    • Tablets
    • Treats
    • Transdermal Gel

    Cushing’s Disease


    Trilostane manages the overproduction of cortisol by selectively blocking enzymes in the adrenal gland that produce cortisol.

    Administration Options
    • Liquid
    • Capsules
    • Treats

    Addison’s Disease


    Fludrocortisone manages the effects of Addison’s disease by acting as a supplement for the lack of aldosterone (a type of corticosteroid hormone). It regulates the amount of sodium loss during urination.

    Administration Options
    • Capsules
    • Treats

    Irregular Hormone Cycles

    Congestive Heart Failure

    Estriol is used as an estrogen replacement. This medication treats urinary incontinence in female dogs caused by estrogen imbalances.

    Administration Options
    • Capsules
    • Injectables

    Learn More About Thyroid Medications for Animals

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How do you treat endocrine disorders in dogs?

      Treatment for endocrine disorders in dogs often involves a combination of medication, such as hormone replacements or suppressants, dietary management to support the hormonal balance and, in some cases, surgical intervention to address specific issues.

    • What is the most common endocrine disorder in dogs?

      Hypothyroidism, stemming from an underactive thyroid gland, is one of the most prevalent endocrine disorders in dogs. It leads to decreased metabolism, weight gain, lethargy and skin and coat problems.

    • What causes endocrine issues in dogs?

      Endocrine issues in dogs can be triggered by various factors, including genetic predispositions, autoimmune diseases affecting the endocrine system, environmental stressors and, in some cases, the presence of tumors affecting hormone-producing glands

    • What are endocrine hormonal diseases in dogs?

      Common endocrine hormonal diseases in dogs include Cushing’s disease, which involves the overproduction of cortisol and Addison’s disease, which is characterized by insufficient production of corticosteroids and diabetes mellitus, affecting the regulation of blood sugar levels.

    • How long can a dog live on thyroid medication?

      With proper medication and management, dogs with thyroid issues, such as hypothyroidism, can live a normal lifespan. Regular monitoring and adjustments to the medication may be necessary over time to ensure optimal thyroid function

    • What are the symptoms of a dog with thyroid problems?

      Symptoms of a dog with thyroid problems may include weight gain despite a reduced appetite, lethargy, hair loss, dry or flaky skin, intolerance to the cold and, in some cases, behavioral changes.

    • What foods should I avoid feeding a dog that has hypothyroidism?

      When managing hypothyroidism in dogs, it’s important to avoid foods that may interfere with thyroid function. This includes foods with soy, as it may inhibit thyroid hormone absorption, as well as excessive fat and high levels of carbohydrates, which can contribute to weight gain and exacerbate the condition.


    “I have been going here for years, first for my dog’s medicine and now for my cat’s thyroid medicine. My cat hates taking medication, but they make his medicine in a treat form and he actually does take it now. The staff here is always very friendly and willing to help if you need it. I also know a human who used them for her medicine compounding needs. I definitely recommend this place to anyone needing meds for their pet or even themselves and the other humans in their lives.”

    Heather Lynn Heather Lynn

    “So far, they are a great place to go to! I have only gotten one med for my cats (medicine compounded into chewy flavored pills), and they love it. Staff is knowledgeable as well.”

    David Roseman David Roseman

    “Very kind staff, always willing to answer questions with affordable pricing for all my dog prescriptions.”

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