Tried & true: Soloxine is the gold standard for canine hypothyroidism therapy (Sponsored by Virbac)

Tried & true: Soloxine is the gold standard for canine hypothyroidism therapy (Sponsored by Virbac)

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Jun 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff

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Proven to deliver consistent, quality results, Soloxine® (levothyroxine sodium) tablets are the historic gold standard* for canine hypothyroidism therapy and the preferred treatment for thyroid hormone supplementation. Trusted and prescribed by veterinarians for more than 25 years, Soloxine provides dogs with the complete hormone supplement needed to enhance or regain their quality of life. Soloxine quickly and efficiently supplies the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4), for all conditions of inadequate thyroid hormone production.

As part of the Virbac line of endocrinology and urology therapies, Soloxine is available in nine uniquely shaped, color-coded tablets of varying strengths to ensure accurate dosing and make dosing adjustments easy and convenient.

Exceptional performance

"Soloxine is my first choice when treating hypothyroid dogs. I treated a Jack Russell terrier for hypothyroidism with a generic, and his condition worsened. His patchy hair loss increased and his skin condition did not improve. I switched him to Soloxine, and his skin cleared up, his general health was better, and he was able to reach the normal thyroid range faster. Soloxine is a great product."

Roberta Becker, DVM
Animal Health Clinic
Covington, La.

Consistent results

"We have hundreds of dogs from our practice on Soloxine, and we see consistent results based on follow-up thyroid levels. I'd prescribe Soloxine before anything else. It works great. It's also client-friendly, convenient, and very easily dosed with the different sizes. Compliance with Soloxine is very good."

Robert Farr, DVM
Cheyenne Pet Clinic
Cheyenne, Wyo.

Superior absorption

"I prefer Soloxine because it has been a reliable and consistent product for me. I believe this may be due to Soloxine being better absorbed by the dogs' gastrointestinal tract and due to trusted manufacturing quality. This in turn gives more consistent results, especially when compared to the outcomes I have had with some other thyroid supplementations."

Linda Messinger, DVM, DACVD
Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
Englewood, Colo.

Further reading

Log on to http://www.virbacvet.com/ to learn more about Soloxine, read about the canine thyroid gland, and to download client brochures.

*Based on MDI data 2006.

Clinical signs of hypothyroidism

Common physical examination findings include:

  • Hair loss that is not a result of scratching
  • Dry, scaly skin, or oily skin
  • Dull, brittle hair
  • Bleaching of the hair coat
  • Lethargy
  • Weight gain
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Possible development of hyperpigmentation