Saturday, 8 November 2014
Can Feeding Your Pet This Raw Food Cause Thyroid Problems?
Feeding too much of the same cuts of meat such as necks, gullets, and head meat still containing the active thyroid tissue may produce dietary-related hyperthyroidism caused by ingesting active thyroid tissue contained within the raw meat and bone.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid glands over-produce thyroid hormone, causing a constant state of metabolic hyperactivity. Clinical signs include increased thirst and appetite, excessive urination, vomiting, weight loss, and increased heart rate.
Feeding your dog raw is undoubtedly the best diet you can give your dog. Make sure you are feeding a variety of protein sources and cuts of meat (thigh meat, etc.) so that your dog isn’t just eating a steady diet of raw meaty bones/necks that could contain active thyroid tissue.