|Barked: Mon Apr 6, '09 7:46am PST |
|Over the past year Jack has put on 20 pounds and has started developing bald spots (he has one on each side). The skin is fine and there is no irritation. Also, his diet is what the vet recommended for him to lose weight and he rarely gets a treat.
I took him to the vet and she said he showed many symptoms of a thyroid problem. They ran the test in the office and it came back okay, but she still felt that something was off so we sent more blood work to the University of Michigan to have the other 3 thyroid levels checked. Those also came back okay. I then took him back to the vet to have a chemical screening done just to rule out anything more serious. All of the results are coming back fine.
The more I read up the more I'm convincned that something is off with his thyroid. I've done a little research and found that the tests are not always correct and that some have had their Goldens treated for a thyroid problem (when the symptoms were there and the tests came back okay) and that the symptoms started going away in a month or two.
Does anyone here have any experience with this or you can you point me toward resources about this? I'd like to read up as much as possible before going back to the vet.
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