Prescription Hormone & Thyroid Medicine for Dogs

Help your dog deal with thyroid and other hormonal disorders with thyroid & hormone medicine. Chewy carries several types of prescription thyroid medication, plus hormone medicine for dogs with disorders like Addison’s disease, Cushing’s and diabetes.

Your vet will need to prescribe any thyroid medicine or hormonal therapy your pup needs to feel well. Therapies for thyroid troubles include hyperthyroid medicine and medication for dogs with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid.

Dogs with adrenal imbalances like Addison’s or Cushing’s may require prescription hormone medications from the vet, and those with diabetes will likely require insulin injections to help control blood sugar levels. Your vet can guide you on treatment options and prescribe the necessary medications.

Chronic hormonal imbalance diseases can cause secondary issues like infections, inappetence and incontinence, so you may need other prescription medicine to help your dog manage symptoms and fight infections. You can order these and other medications in the Chewy pet pharmacy, and we also carry hormone & thyroid medicine for cats with these disorders, too. Visit the Chewy pharmacy online whenever you need thyroid & hormone medicine, as well as your other pet medications, too!

Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Hormone & Thyroid Medicine for Dogs

How do I get dog thyroid and hormone medicine prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy?

Get dog thyroid and hormone medicine prescriptions online at Chewy Pharmacy by getting an exam, tests and prescription from your vet. Then, go online and add the appropriate prescription product to your cart. At checkout, you will be able to add your pet’s name and vet contact info so Chewy can verify the prescription on your behalf. That’s all you need to do to order your prescription thyroid and hormone dog medication online!

What prescription dog thyroid and hormone medicine is best?

The best prescription thyroid and hormone medicine for your dog must be determined by your vet. Commonly prescribed canine thyroid and hormone medications include levothyroxine for hypothyroidism, insulin for diabetes and hormonal regulators for Addison’s and Cushing’s disease. Only your vet can properly diagnose hormonal disorders in your dog, so seek expert advice and follow the prescribed regimen closely.

Which dog breeds are more likely to develop thyroid issues?

Dog breeds more likely to develop thyroid issues include cocker spaniel, miniature schnauzer, dachshund, Doberman pinscher, golden retriever, Airedale terrier and Irish setter breeds. Many other breeds may develop thyroid issues, as well, including mixed breed dogs. If you notice your dog has signs of thyroid disease, see your vet for testing.

What causes thyroid issues in dogs?

Causes of thyroid issues in dogs include lymphocytic thyroiditis and idiopathic thyroid gland atrophy. The former is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the thyroid, while the latter is an atrophy of the gland with no known cause. These diseases account for 95% of cases of hypothyroidism in dogs, although the causes of these diseases are not well understood. Genetics appears to play at least some role in these conditions.

Which breeds are predisposed to hyperthyroid disease?

Predisposition to hyperthyroidism does not appear to be breed-specific, and hyperthyroidism in dogs is relatively rare. It is usually caused by thyroid carcinoma, a type of cancer, and it can be quite serious. Your veterinarian can assess your dog to determine if he has hyperthyroidism and suggest a course of treatment, if so.

How do I set up Autoship for my prescription dog thyroid and hormone medicine?

Set up Autoship for your prescription thyroid and hormone medicine by selecting Autoship when you check out. Then, choose the frequency of your deliveries. Once you set up Autoship, you can cancel or change it any time you want. You must have a valid prescription or refills on file with Chewy for Autoship deliveries to occur. If we do not receive a prescription, or if your prescription is expiring soon, one of our team members will reach out to your vet to obtain the necessary information. You won’t have to worry about running out of your dog’s hormonal medications with Autoship from Chewy!