Originally Posted by Capone'sMama24 View Post
Hes also only 1 year old, can he have thyroid issues? I do not mean to be naive but don't these issues plague older dogs?
My Odin was diagnosed with severely low thyroid at a little over a year old.
His mother was, according to Dr Dodds, probably hypothyroidal herself so all of her pups were, too.
[his is not genetic or auto-immune hypothyroidism, according to her]
Two of Odin's brothers from the same breeding done 2 years prior had already been put down due to "viciousness caused by brain tumors".
However, no necropsy was done on the dead boys nor were they ever taken alive to any vet to find out why they were "vicious".
I would bet every dime I had that they were low thyroid, too.
Odin got snappish/snarly around 14 months old and was at the vet the next day getting a full thyroid panel run, even though the vet said he was 'too young' for such things.
His test came back and his levels were practically non-existant.
He's now on .7mg Soloxine twice a day and doing great.
Please get him checked for thyroid *and* tick borne diseases ASAP.
Best wishes for you and your dog.