Just a heads up to those who are using the Animal Essentials multivitamin supplement along with homecooking like I am. It doesn't contain iodine so you have to add iodized table salt or Lite Salt w/potassium iodide like Morton's. Check your recipe. Lady's recipe calls for light salt.
Iodine is important for proper thyroid function. A Yorkie on another forum I belong developed an iodine deficiency on a homecooked diet the member got from an holistic pet nutritionist. She was adding AE calcium and multivitamin. Her Yorkie had gained weight and wasn't able to lose it. They discovered the deficiency by testing her iodine level and a thyroid panel. She had her recipe reviewed by a veterinary nutritionist at the vet school who noticed the lack of iodine. Correcting the deficiency in her diet was that was needed, not thyroid medication.
Kelp is also a great source of iodine.