Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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Did you run a full thyroid panel, or just the free T4? The full panel would need to be sent out to a lab like MSU (it's not run in-house at the vet).
Low-normal is sometimes too low, sometimes normal - it depends on your dog, and whether they are symptomic. Hair loss can be a symptom of low thyroid, but it could also be something else. Is she also gaining weight, lethargic? If a full panel showed her to be borderline low thyroid, some vets would be willing to try medicating to see if her symptoms improved. I'd discuss that with the vet.
Some dogs have thin hair. Could also be an environmental allergen that is causing a reaction. Could be she's licking when you don't see and thinning the hair (OCD type licking is non uncommon in the breed).
I wouldn't jump to thyroid as the cause, especially absent other thyroid symptoms.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E L1I NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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