I have a very old saying that i always like to stick to "If it ain't broke,don't fix it" if he is happy and healthy without meds and showing no signs of ill health then leave him be.
That's not true. It's not at all uncommon for hypothyroid dogs to be asymptomatic.BackInBlack said:He said normally the coat is really bad, and the hair is falling out, and they are gaining weight.
This may explain it a bit for you:BackInBlack said:What is the difference in Free T4 and just T4?
Actually, Antech is just as good as Michigan State, and is WIDELY used by vets across the country.alwayshadpets said:- DPCA Breeders Education
Having your Vet send it to Michigan State University is the best as they have a different rating ... A blood work-up should also be done ...
I have always heard this is where dobie blood work should go. ADHP
MSU kind of pioneered interpreting thyroid panels, which is why the DPCA suggests them, at one time they pretty much were the only ones doing that. Antech now is far more widely used..if your vet sends bloodwork out for analysis, there's a really good chance it goes to Antech.BackInBlack said:We were posting at the same time, thanks MurreyDobe.
For some reason, that just cracks me up!doberkim said:Dr. Dodds sends any thyroid bloodwork sent to HER, to Antech.