May 23rd 2012 3:15 am
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Mom had taken me to the vet a few weeks ago because I was coughing. After a period of rain, I wasn't coughing so much and she called to tell them that. Dr. Lewis said she thought it was allergies so she wanted to see me about that.
She noted that my fur on my hind end is very thin. She wanted to put me on a steroid and take me off the Metacam to see if it would help with my allergies. Mom protested. I just got off of steroids and am doing great with the Metacam.
Dr. Lewis looked through my file and noted when they did the blood work on the original visit for the cough my thyroid level was .4 and shouldn't be lower than 1. She decided to put me on an antihistamine and a thyroid medication instead. I have to take these pills for two weeks and go back for a check up.
All in all she said am doing great.
that is great news, glad you are doing so well
Keep us pupdated on how you are doing and we are thinking of you!
SO glad Mum said NO to the steroids... they do alot more harm than good in so many cases. I so wish vets would stop using them as an easy option !! My vet wont use them except if ALL else has failed, he is very anti them as the quicke option and rightly. As you said... if on them , other stuff cannot be used without a "dry out" period and that delay can be be a make or break.
The antihistamine is a far better route and thyroid meds are WONDERFUL .. and often the best and easiest fix... for humans and animals. Bonus ism the meds are cheap too ! They work really fast as well... you should soon see a difference.
I get to go to work with mom on June 5th because I have to have the medication in the morning and be seen at the dogtor's within a 6-7 hour window. So instead of mom staying home or leaving work early to come get me, I can visit everyone in her office that day and we'll leave work about 11 am for my appointment. I get to go for a car ride!
YAY fur duin' well, BuddyB!! Yu r gonna OWN da pwace when yu go tu werk wif yur Mom :D
Yayyyyyyyyyyyy BuddyB !!
Maybeeeeeee....... if it works out.. you can go again regularly !!
Hey!!! BuddyB, glad you are doing ok. Ya know I have that Metacam stuff when my arthritis gets really bad, it's great stuff.