Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

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Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by Dillon Pyr » Thu, 27 Apr 1995 04:00:00




Quote:
>We just took our two dogs to the vet for heart worm tests and I had
>my husband ask the vet about our 3 year old golden's weight.  She
>had gained 12 pounds in the last year.  She is fairly active. We
>had thought she was gaining weight so we had slightly cut back in the
>amount the we were feeding her.   In the past she has had GI problems
>but nothing that the vet could put a finger on.  It seems her weight
>gain made the vet suspect a thyroid problem.  We have to wait 2 weeks
>for the results.  Just wondering if other dog owners that have faced
>this problem could let me know what we might be facing.

Ivan takes thyroid hormone every night.  No real problems, although having both
hypothyroid and Cushings makes it hard to determine what is doing what to him.

Two weeks to get the results?  My vets could usually get the results in 48 hours.

dillon

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Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by Steven Sz » Thu, 27 Apr 1995 04:00:00




Quote:
>We just took our two dogs to the vet for heart worm tests and I had
>my husband ask the vet about our 3 year old golden's weight.  She
>had gained 12 pounds in the last year.  She is fairly active. We
>had thought she was gaining weight so we had slightly cut back in the
>amount the we were feeding her.   In the past she has had GI problems
>but nothing that the vet could put a finger on.  It seems her weight
>gain made the vet suspect a thyroid problem.  We have to wait 2 weeks
>for the results.  Just wondering if other dog owners that have faced
>this problem could let me know what we might be facing.

>Kelly

The GR Cashew has a thyroid problem... She takes Soloxine 2x/day.
She is now active, happy, & maintaining her weight.

2 things were noticeable:

        o general lethargy

        o a "tragic" face

Actual tests revealed the real problem, but these 2 symptoms led me to
have the tests performed.

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Steven Szep & Cashew & Memphis
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Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by Kelly M. Rot » Thu, 27 Apr 1995 04:00:00


We just took our two dogs to the vet for heart worm tests and I had
my husband ask the vet about our 3 year old golden's weight.  She
had gained 12 pounds in the last year.  She is fairly active. We
had thought she was gaining weight so we had slightly cut back in the
amount the we were feeding her.   In the past she has had GI problems
but nothing that the vet could put a finger on.  It seems her weight
gain made the vet suspect a thyroid problem.  We have to wait 2 weeks
for the results.  Just wondering if other dog owners that have faced
this problem could let me know what we might be facing.

Kelly

 
 
 

Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by James W. Cla » Thu, 27 Apr 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>Subject: Thyroid problem?  waiting for results of test

>Date: 26 Apr 1995 14:52:42 GMT
>We just took our two dogs to the vet for heart worm tests and I had
>my husband ask the vet about our 3 year old golden's weight.  She
>had gained 12 pounds in the last year.  She is fairly active. We
>had thought she was gaining weight so we had slightly cut back in the
>amount the we were feeding her.   In the past she has had GI problems
>but nothing that the vet could put a finger on.  It seems her weight
>gain made the vet suspect a thyroid problem.  We have to wait 2 weeks
>for the results.  Just wondering if other dog owners that have faced
>this problem could let me know what we might be facing.
>Kelly

Thyroid problems aren't a major problem -- usually only a tablet
(levothyroxine) each morning, just like that for humans!

_-=Jim=-_

 
 
 

Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by Kristy Kawasa » Fri, 28 Apr 1995 04:00:00



 >We just took our two dogs to the vet for heart worm tests and I had
 >my husband ask the vet about our 3 year old golden's weight.  She
 >had gained 12 pounds in the last year.  She is fairly active. We
 >had thought she was gaining weight so we had slightly cut back in the
 >amount the we were feeding her.   In the past she has had GI problems
 >but nothing that the vet could put a finger on.  It seems her weight
 >gain made the vet suspect a thyroid problem.  We have to wait 2 weeks
 >for the results.  Just wondering if other dog owners that have faced
 >this problem could let me know what we might be facing.
 >
 >Kelly
Hi Kelly,
  Our Golden, Lancelot, has a hypoactive thyroid. He has been taking
Soloxine 2x a day for the past 8 years. He is 12 now, and doing just fine.
With Lancelot, his coat was scruffy, and we couldn't get his weight
down. After just a short time on the medication, he got his beautiful
coat back, and lost those unwanted pounds! (maybe I have a thyroid
problem ;)

We haven't noticed any side effects, or long term ill effects. Hope this
helps.

Kristy and the ever so slim Lancelot

 
 
 

Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by HeiferOn » Fri, 28 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Hi, thyroid dysfunction in the form of hypothyroidism, or underactive
thyroid gland is extremely common in all dogs, and in Goldens as well.
Your vet was very wise to check her thyroid function.  If she is
hypothyroid, supplementation with exogenous thyroid hormone (we use
Soloxine), levothyroxine sodium, will correct this problem.  Some dogs are
the opposite, skinny and hyper active, but are still hypothyroid.  Testing
is one way to find out.  If there is any question, have your vet do a
cholesterol count. If that is elevated, your dog is hypothyroid.  Good
luck and best wishes,  Adele Pfenninger, Bullmastiffs of Tailwynde, Reg'd
Adele Pfenninger
 
 
 

Thyroid problem? waiting for results of test

Post by CLC » Sat, 29 Apr 1995 04:00:00


My dobe was diagnosed with a thyroid problem when she was about 2 years
old.  She lived to be 13 1/2, and with daily medication, the problem was
completely corrected-no side effects.  Hang in there, it is not often a
major problem.