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  1. Thyroid questions

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I have been convinced that our 7 year old golden was hypothyroid but after lab results, the vet says she’s “perfect.” She presents with so many of the symptoms- weight gain despite regular exercise and reduced food intake, lethargy, dry/itchy skin, chronic ear infections, clumps of hair...
  2. Golden Retriever Thyroid Issue

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi there, I have a golden retriever who is 8 years old named Lee. He has a thyroid issue which we just diagnosed a couple of days back. While the issue is not life threatening, he does have an underperforming thyroid which is extremely low. The vet has prescribed him thyroxin tablets (100...
  3. Thyroid clearance?

    Choosing A Golden Retriever Breeder & Puppy
    Hello. I just wanted some opinions about getting a pup from a bitch that has not passed a thyroid clearance. From what I understand, thyroid is not a required clearance and if a dog has an issue with it, it is manageable through medication. The breeder has a bitch with all required clearances...
  4. Need health advice ! Vet not helping !

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 7 year old Female Golden seemed to have worms. I was going out of town so I told my wife to buy deworming meds and give them. But instead she went to the vet. The vet put her on antibiotics. Didn't help so they did x-rays and increased the antibiotics. Still no help. So then finally we did 2...
  5. Hudson's Thyroid Results - Any thoughts?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello :) We just got our test results back for Hudson's thyroid. Here they are? T3 - 0.98 T4 - 16.9 TSH - 0.04 TgAA - Negative FT4 - 16.7 I'm still waiting for a call from our vet to discuss, but thought I would share to see if anyone has input. They all seem to be in range, but on the low...
  6. Just diagnosed...what do we do now?

    Cancer Information for Golden Retrievers
    Hi there. I have an almost 12 year old (6/7) golden retriever named Angel who was just diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma. It was actually found by accident when we took her into the vet for a UTI. They did labs because of her age and found her T4 to be excessively high. We brought her back where...
  7. which issues could be related in this bunch of problems that my Midas has?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I recently adopted a four year old male Golden. I'll preface my long question with the fact that I've never had a dog before in life. So I'm looking for advice from any qualified person there is on this board and/or personal experience with any of the issues I'm going to talk about. I'd be...
  8. Veterinarian Recommendation anywhere in the Dallas area

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hello, I am in Plano, TX and have an 8 year old golden female who recently exhibited a marked change in her behavior. Heretofore, she has never had any significant injuries or illnesses. About a month and a half ago, she stopped going in the pool, and generally slowed down to a crawl...
  9. Thick, curly hair around neck and haunches

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My 6 1/2 year old golden, Maddy, was diagnosed with thyroid issues last November. She was losing hair, had dry skin and had gained weight. She is back to normal now that she's been taking a thyrotab every 12 hours for the last four months, but just in the last month she's grown a thick, curly...