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Thanks! He absolutely loves the snow so no cold intolerance, no aggression or lethargy or other symptoms except for the skin/fur issues. Yes, 2nd opinion for peace of mind and maybe a new vet. I do like my vet but feel like he's quick to push drugs, wanted to put him on prednisone the first time we encountered the skin infection...I didn't, so we didn't.
Weight gain: 67 pounds in July, 69 in September and 72 in December. His birthdate is 11-27-11 & his weight seems reasonable to me, actually I think he looks a bit thin.
It does sound like hypothyroid is easily managed and if he truly is then I'll get him going on meds - but commiting him to a lifetime of meds if he doesn't really need them weighs heavy on my mind.