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I wouldn't hold that book up as gospel.
The drug is better absorbed on an empty stomach, but its not ineffective when given with food.
Furthermore, its one of the only drugs we actually MONITOR LEVELS on - if the dog has the adequate levels in the system, then that's what counts. If i end up giving slightly more because I dose with food than I would need on an empty stomach to keep my dogs value somewhere, its worth it because reliably giving meds on an empty stomach is very hard for most people (and giving soloxine in food is NOT hard at all).
Same with methimazole with cats - while I don't love all transdermal meds, I know for a fact that the creams I have cat owners apply to the ear DO work - maybe in larger amounts necessary than if the cats were on oral meds, but the fact is I se the change in the cats bloodwork.
Sorry I just don't drink the Dr. Dodds Kool-Aid - she doesn't do any special tests on her own. Her bloodwork is sent out to Antech, the exact same lab that runs my blood tests.
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