Hypothyroid Dog Gaining Weight

Animal: Dog
Breed: Part chichaua

Pet Symptoms: My mothers dog has been on Satiety dog food for a month and gained almost a pound.She is on thyroid treatment but at last visit was in good range.Can you tell me why she has gained weight instead of losing?

Our Advice: Hypothyroid dogs as a rule are gaining weight because their metabolism is slower than the other dogs. If all the thyroid hormones are in normal rangeĀ  (T4 TSH Free T4 and Thyroglobulin autoantibodies) that mean Lulu need to be on a diet. Try to reduce her food with 25 % and increase her walks. Do not give her any human food and check her weight in 2 weeks. If this does not work your nurse will put her on special dietary food.