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    I should have thought of that myself-as my Malanois had to take thyroid meds.-sorry I have dogmentia at my age!
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    great post! I will have to read up on thyroid conditions

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    The vet rang today and confirmed Bazza has an inactive Thyroid which I think bascially means that the thyroid is not making enough hormone, causing weight gain, hair loss and they can be lethargic / depressed. He is prescribed tablets the vets says he will be on for the rest of his life !!!!!! Bugger Bugger I hate the thought of that. I will have to do some research, hope we did not contribute in anyway to this. The vet reckons we will see a different dog within months, that will be interesting to see !

    @Manydogs I am with you I would forget my head if it wasn't attached to me LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to read into it alot more however.

    @agentbunny I will be doing some reading on it now, to find out more, I had no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    The vet rang today and confirmed Bazza has an inactive Thyroid which I think bascially means that the thyroid is not making enough hormone, causing weight gain, hair loss and they can be lethargic / depressed. He is prescribed tablets the vets says he will be on for the rest of his life !!!!!! Bugger Bugger I hate the thought of that. I will have to do some research, hope we did not contribute in anyway to this. The vet reckons we will see a different dog within months, that will be interesting to see !

    @Manydogs I am with you I would forget my head if it wasn't attached to me LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to read into it alot more however.



    @agentbunny I will be doing some reading on it now, to find out more, I had no idea.
    WOW I'm just now seeing this… I'm glad that you figured out what was going on w/Bazza. I have inactive thyroid as well, and I will take thyroid meds for life. Once they get the levels corrected he should be feeling much better. I had no idea that it could affect dogs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    WOW I'm just now seeing this… I'm glad that you figured out what was going on w/Bazza. I have inactive thyroid as well, and I will take thyroid meds for life. Once they get the levels corrected he should be feeling much better. I had no idea that it could affect dogs as well.
    @ddnene, I am really shocked, I was away on Holidays for 2 weeks and could see he was going bald !! I Freaked, now he has to be on meds for the rest of his life. I do wonder how long it was going on for, the vet said he would have gone Bald if we had left it. I am interested to see if he changes, the vet keeps saying he will be like a "new" dog but I like my Bazza the way he is LOL I Bet Walter is still keeping you on your toes !!!! Hope he has stopped gardening ! LOL ( I missed alot of posts as I was not away)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    The vet rang today and confirmed Bazza has an inactive Thyroid which I think bascially means that the thyroid is not making enough hormone, causing weight gain, hair loss and they can be lethargic / depressed. He is prescribed tablets the vets says he will be on for the rest of his life !!!!!! Bugger Bugger I hate the thought of that. I will have to do some research, hope we did not contribute in anyway to this. The vet reckons we will see a different dog within months, that will be interesting to see !

    @Manydogs I am with you I would forget my head if it wasn't attached to me LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to read into it alot more however.

    @agentbunny I will be doing some reading on it now, to find out more, I had no idea.
    Wow... I knew thyroid caused behavior and weight changes, but never knew about the hair loss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    @ddnene, I am really shocked, I was away on Holidays for 2 weeks and could see he was going bald !! I Freaked, now he has to be on meds for the rest of his life. I do wonder how long it was going on for, the vet said he would have gone Bald if we had left it. I am interested to see if he changes, the vet keeps saying he will be like a "new" dog but I like my Bazza the way he is LOL I Bet Walter is still keeping you on your toes !!!! Hope he has stopped gardening ! LOL ( I missed alot of posts as I was not away)
    I think when he means "changes" he will start feeling better in general… sleeping, eating, and just in general getting his energy back!!! I know that's what my thyroid meds do for me anyway… Lol Wally cost me around $1,000 dollars last month between my water bill, plumber, sprinkler and yard damage. I sure HOPE he slows down, I'm not sure I can afford this kind of "fun" much longer… LMAO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Wow... I knew thyroid caused behavior and weight changes, but never knew about the hair loss
    It normally does in humans as well… my hair is so dang thick I didn't even notice it… Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I think when he means "changes" he will start feeling better in general… sleeping, eating, and just in general getting his energy back!!! I know that's what my thyroid meds do for me anyway… Lol Wally cost me around $1,000 dollars last month between my water bill, plumber, sprinkler and yard damage. I sure HOPE he slows down, I'm not sure I can afford this kind of "fun" much longer… LMAO!!!
    Oh Dear, Walter is very naughty, by very cute !! :-)
    I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source

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