Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    my 6 month old GS puppy ate Armour thyroid medication
    Lorri_n posted:
    In a distracted moment I left my two bottles of armour thyroid on my bathroom counter, when I returned my 6 month old GS puppy had got them off the counter and chewed up the bottles and most the medication was gone, (2 grain and 1/2 grain 60 day supply) I rushed her to the vets where they gave her peroxide to make her vomit, which she did and then used charcole to absorb any left over medication, she was doing well, acting her normal self, she still is very active and her happy self but last night I found her neck swollen, the area where her thyroid is , I called my vet and they said as long as shes breathing fine, eatting fine, to just watch her and bring her in early next week, the goiter is quite big, larger then a golf ball, smaller then a tennis's hard. My question is will this hurt her own thyroid gland? will the goiter go down in size on its own once medication is out of her system? and how can we treat this? my vet was not convinced the puppy had even ate the meds and when I told them about the lump now they said it could be a growth, she didnt have it before she ate these thyroid meds, Armour thyroid is t3 t4 medication is this also a problem for her? is she gona be alright? anyone can u help me I love my dog so much I need advice from someone who knows about thyroid thank you , lorri_N
    Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
    Sorry for the delay in answering your question. Hopefully by this time the mass in the neck has resolved. I would agree with your veterinarian that it would be unlikely that the ingestion of the medication led to the swelling. I would have to wonder about an abscess, insect bite or other possible cause. If the lump is still present, your veterinarian may need to insert a needle into the mass, suck out some of the cells (a fine needle aspirate) and have the cells analyzed by a pathologist. You did the correct thing to get your pup to your veterinarian for immedicate attention. Keep the number of a pet poison help line by the phone. One that I recommend is "Pet Poison Helpline" at 800-213-6680.
    Dr. Bernadine Cruz

    Helpful Tips

    How to Get Your Cat in a CarrierExpert
    Trying to get your cat in a carrier for a trip to the veterinarians or road trip can be extremely frustrating. Some how a 10# cat that ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    19 of 26 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Learn more about the AVMA

    WebMD Special Sections