Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Western PA
Dogs Name: DDR's Grand Prince of Rescue - "Ivan" & StoneFly's Great Expectations - "Maiya"
Titles: Ivan - AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, CA : Maiya - AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, I.P.W.D.A. & N.S.D.A Airscent
Dogs Age: 4 years & 1.5 year
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In an ongoing effort to seem like a hypochondriac when it comes to Ivan's health, I'm going to have both panels of NutriScan completed. Ivan has been on Thyrozine for four months now and I haven't seen the coat and skin improvements I had hoped for.
Although it does appear as if the fur on his neck has improved, I just realized it's actually thinner on his shoulders. His ears, sides, back, and back legs have stayed the same.
In terms of scratching, licking, and biting it had gotten worse. Right now if I were to give his bum a good scratching oodles of fur and big brown flakes (relatively new) would result. He's had dander before, but it was always the little white, dry skin stuff.
I do wonder if he might have Seborrhea as a result of having been low thyroid as well, which I've read can happen.
I have an appt. tonight to follow-up on his broken toe, so hopefully we can make some progress with the above as well.
I know one other poster had the NutriScan tests done and didn't get any useful results (turned out to be thyroid), but I was wondering if anyone else had any experience with the test? Or has anecdotal information?
FYI - He's back on TOTW Pacific Stream as his primary food and is on a krill oil supplement.
Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG)