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I have had a few ghs on thyroid meds.  I have always given it to them one hr prior to meals or 3 hours after meals.  Now I am being told don't need to do that just pop it in their food.  Thoughts?  Here is picture of our 8 y.o. gh, Patch, that we adopted in Dec.

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I think I only concentrated on that timing when I was taking Sam in for bloodwork. I think that timing resulted in optimum amounts showing up in his bloodwork. But just giving him a thyroid pill at mealtimes would produce optimal results at some point in time that wasn't critical unless we were drawing blood to test.

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As a human on thyroid meds, I have been told to take my pill at least an hour before breakfast, on a empty stomach, and three hours is best.  A thyroid test should be given in the three hour window.  My daughter's doctor has told her she can eat within a half an hour after taking her pill.  So the answer is, who knows.

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Coffee can also diminish the thyroxine uptake. Not that I'm suggesting that you should give your greyhound caffeine. But I think as long as you or your hound take it at the same time each day so when the thyroid levels are checked they can adjust the amount needed.

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