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Mandycat
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« on: March 05, 2012, 09:35:24 PM »

I am asking this question just because I am curious about how this issue is taken care of with homemade diets.  I suppose if those of you who home cook use a multi-vitamin or some kind of pre-mix like Alnutrin, this would be taken care of.  However, for those who add supplements individually, what do you use to add iodine to the recipe?  The issue of iodine deficient food is one of interest recently due to Hill's coming out with their y/d food for hyperthyroidism, which reduces T4 because it is iodine deficient, and that is actually not a good thing, even for the hyperthyroid kitty. Normal cats cannot eat this food. If they do, they will become hypOthyroid.  However, long-term hypOthyroidism caused by iodine defiency actually can become hypERthyroid due to elevated TSH which eventually can result in hyperplasia of the thyroid gland.  Anyway, I was just curious to know how the iodine supplementation is done by those making homemade food for their kitties. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 09:57:21 PM »

I used dulse but I no longer have the recipe and I'm not sure I would use it again since the amount of iodine in 1 gram of dulse can vary from 150 to 300 micrograms so it is hard to be accurate.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 06:49:12 AM »

Dulse, occasional sea salt & some of the canned fish types contain iodine too.
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