Welcome to Vicky's Dog Care Blog

This is where I share all that I have learned about keeping our dogs healthy and happy.

I am passionate about helping all dogs, and their owners, by sharing my own experiences while also learning from other dog owners.

I have over 29 years of professional experience with dogs. I consider myself to be in a good position to investigate and question many areas of dog health and welfare. I will always try to give you the full picture. I do not review products that I wouldn't use with my own dogs.

My goal is to empower dog owners with as much knowledge as possible, enabling you to take charge of your dogs health and wellbeing.

My posts will provide lots of information on all areas of dog health and welfare, enabling you to explore, research and take charge of your dogs health.

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Vicky


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Can Feeding Your Pet This Raw Food Cause Thyroid Problems?

If you are a raw feeder be mindful of the quantity and type of raw meat and bone you choose to feed your dog.

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.