My 13-year-old lab/golden retriever mix dog got very sick this past weekend. At first we thought she was paralyzed. But, her legs work to scratch her ear, and we saw her wobbling to the yard after lying in one place for days. Her fur comes out in clumps. The vet is doing blood tests for thyroid disease.
So, I went onto the internet to do some research about canine thyroid problems. The lists of symptoms show all the ones we describe–even gaining weight when food intake doesn’t increase (for hypo-thyroid)! I guess they find it easier to believe that a dog hasn’t started eating more and exercising less thaan us human patients who report that same symptom! Loss of fur is another clear indicator. Ever tried to get a doctor to confirm that hair loss is due to thyroid imbalance?
At this point, I’m hoping that hypothyroid is our dog’s problem, because it would be fairly easy to treat. We’re all very worried about her. Even when she was too tired to get up, she “smiles” and wags her tail for us!
Just in case we’re going to be like the Bush family and millie I’ve been hounding my husband to get his thyroid checked at his next doctor appt! LOL
I actually know a cat down the street on Tapazole. She is hyperthyroid. She has lost weight and is very nervous. Sound familiar?? I didn’t know that animals actually took people meds. So if you see your animal losing weight and being more nervous–get them checked.