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    @ddnene sorry to hear about Roxie. How many tablets for the Thyroid is she having now?? We have had to take it really slow with Bazza, I googled about thyroid tabs and could not find bad reactions.
    But I disagree with that, When on two tabs, Baz was a different dog and diarrhea , I do believe it was the meds. So we did 1/2 tab only , then 1/2 tab morn and night, NOW we are up to 1/2 tab in morning and 1 full tab at night. All going well. Except his fur is quite bad, big bald patches everywhere.

    It is harder for you because Roxie is so much older and things will effect them in different ways, Bazza is not even 3 years old.

    How is she going now ??
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    So sorry for poor Roxie. Hopefully it's nothing serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    Tracey, I lost my boxer Lily in August. I almost hate to post this--I'm sure it's not Roxie's problem, but Lily's first symptom of the tumor in her spine was peeing in the house. Of course we didn't know it was cancer at first, we just thought she was getting older. Had her tested for UTI and she did have some bacteria in her urine, so we gave her antibiotics. Anyway, she began slowly losing bladder control and her back left foot was pointing in. We took her for digital x-Rays which showed a little arthritis in her back. Bladder control worsened, then bowel control started going. Then an MRI showed the tumor inside her spine. We finally ended up putting her to sleep, because there was no chance of her getting any better (she was having a lot of trouble walking on her back legs by this time). I miss her every day.

    I have had 6 boxers through the years and have lost 4 of them to cancer, so cancer is the thing I worry about the most. I think the stat is 49% of boxers die of cancer.

    Well, like I said, I'm sure this isn't what Roxie has, but it may be a thing to watch out for. I hope Roxie gets better soon. Boxers are angels on earth!
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    Sorry I must of missed this post yesterday… I'm very well aware of the cancer issues w/boxers, and PLEASE don't be afraid to say anything in regards to this. I'm a realist, and I know how things may end up w/her… I'm very sorry to hear about your Lily The vet had done a senior panel on her a couple of weeks ago just to see how her blood looks, and she said that everything was fine except of course her thyroid was extremely low. I'm sure an x-ray will be our next step if this gets worse, or if she doesn't show up w/a UTI.

    Boxers are amazing dogs… you are super lucky to have had so many of them!!! Hugs to you and your family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    @ddnene sorry to hear about Roxie. How many tablets for the Thyroid is she having now?? We have had to take it really slow with Bazza, I googled about thyroid tabs and could not find bad reactions.
    But I disagree with that, When on two tabs, Baz was a different dog and diarrhea , I do believe it was the meds. So we did 1/2 tab only , then 1/2 tab morn and night, NOW we are up to 1/2 tab in morning and 1 full tab at night. All going well. Except his fur is quite bad, big bald patches everywhere.

    It is harder for you because Roxie is so much older and things will effect them in different ways, Bazza is not even 3 years old.

    How is she going now ??
    We cut Roxie down to one pill a day, in the morning… I actually noticed her jumping around in the backyard the other day!!! I guess it's finally getting in her system… I know it can take some time. Roxie has some thin areas of hair, but nothing super noticeable… she just has so many things going on right now, and I'm not sure if it's all related to thyroid or not?!!

    Have you noticed a lot of improvement in Bazza since you started the thyroid meds?

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    I JUST realized that I forgot to mention that I switched her dog food too… She was having horrid gas and loose stools on the Earthborne like all of the sudden, so I switched her to Orijen Senior slowly. I'm guessing that the new food COULD be the reason for the increased thirst, and then of course the peeing in the house. I've got too much going on these last two weeks w/my kids… and I'm NOT thinking straight, I feel like a complete idiot

    My vet isn't in today, but she will be there on Friday so I'm going to take her in. Do you think that they will be able to conclude that this peeing is related to food, thyroid or a UTI?!! GOD help me…

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    well they can rule out UTI pretty easily, but as far as telling between food or meds might prove to be a little more difficult. You may have to go back to her old food until the meds are regulated.
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    I've been feeling bad about my post yesterday--it seemed so negative, and you're worried enough as it is! I hope Roxie is better soon. I take thyroid meds and I think I recall the meds taking a month or 6 weeks to show results, don't know if it's the same for dogs. I'm sending positive thoughts to you and Roxie today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    I've been feeling bad about my post yesterday--it seemed so negative, and you're worried enough as it is! I hope Roxie is better soon. I take thyroid meds and I think I recall the meds taking a month or 6 weeks to show results, don't know if it's the same for dogs. I'm sending positive thoughts to you and Roxie today!
    No worries Donna, we invite all information here. Anything is helpful when trying to figure out what is wrong. You are just speaking from experience and it is appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    well they can rule out UTI pretty easily, but as far as telling between food or meds might prove to be a little more difficult. You may have to go back to her old food until the meds are regulated.

    agreed ^^^^ I do not know much about thyroid to say, but I know the food can definitely casue thirst
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    I've been feeling bad about my post yesterday--it seemed so negative, and you're worried enough as it is! I hope Roxie is better soon. I take thyroid meds and I think I recall the meds taking a month or 6 weeks to show results, don't know if it's the same for dogs. I'm sending positive thoughts to you and Roxie today!
    Oh PLEASE don't feel bad… I'm glad that you told me what happened w/your baby. I'm a worrier anyway, I've had the C word on my mind before I read your post. Information is so VITAL these days w/dogs, especially since they can't "tell" us what is wrong. I can use all the info I can get, and I really appreciate it!!!

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    I know everyone with boxers worries about the Big C all the time. That's why we rush to the vet for any lump or bump we find! I have a friend who has Goldens and they are in the same boat. Thanks, I don't feel quite ​so bad now. I just wanted you to know what my experience was. The thing was with Lily, there wasn't anything we could have done about it even if we had known what it was much earlier. Keep us posted on Roxie!

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    Aw Tracey I'm sorry things are so busy right now I don't know anything about the medicine but I just wanted to jump in with a . There can be so many reasons why she Pees in the house, most of them not serious.


    It has happened that Joey leaks a little pee, like if she sits down there can be a little puddle of pee but she doesn't consciously pee inside... I think her's is age related and she's lazy so she probably waits to go pee till last minute even though the door is always opened for her to go out Bennie peed inside when he was on cortisone but that is common so I knew it could happen. I hope you can figure it out, it's always a relief to know no matter what the cause is.

    Thinking of you guys<3
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