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One of the many symptoms is chronic bacterial skin infections. Other symptoms include lethargy, overweight, hair loss, dull coat, etc. Is it possible and/or has anyone experienced a case of hypothyroidism where just one symptom presented? I am thinking about having a thyroid panel done on Rocky to rule out hypothyroidism as a cause for his recurrent skin infections. He does not present any other hypothyroidism symptoms. Thanks.
 

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Goldens are notorious for presenting with only mild to no symptoms of hypothyroidism. It is so common in spayed/neutered dogs that I advise my pet people to check for hypothyroidism within a year of the spay/neuter.

It is important to remember that a low normal test result on a Golden is actually very low.

Jean Dodd of Hemopet is considered to be the authority in thyroid tests and results.
 

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I recently had my dog tested (through Dr. Dodd). His only symptoms were behavioral. Results came back low and he is now on meds.
 

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Our first golden, jut about the time he turned 4, ballooned up, his fur got think and sparse, he jus seemed to sleep all the time, and he took a sudden dislike to the two young boys next door. Turns out--low thyroid. Got him on meds, got the weight off him and he returned his old cheerful, active self, nice weight, beautiful fur.

Several years late I took his full brohter, later litter, in for dental. Buck was 10 and I had full blood panel done on him and we--us and the vet--were shocked to find his thyroid was super low. He did not have a single symptom.--nice, thick, shiney fur, trotted instead of walking, happy go lucky. NOTHING to indicate low thyroid. Where Scooter with all his sytmptons had to take .8 soloxine twice a day, Buck had to take 1 1/2 of the8 soloxine twice a day.

I learned a dog cane have many of the stanrdard symtos or a few..or in the cae of Buck, NONE.
 

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I don't have a hypothyroid dog, but it's my understanding that it can present with any combination of symptoms, sometimes just one, sometimes a whole array.
 

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One of the many symptoms is chronic bacterial skin infections. Other symptoms include lethargy, overweight, hair loss, dull coat, etc. Is it possible and/or has anyone experienced a case of hypothyroidism where just one symptom presented? I am thinking about having a thyroid panel done on Rocky to rule out hypothyroidism as a cause for his recurrent skin infections. He does not present any other hypothyroidism symptoms. Thanks.

Absolutely. And "low normal" results usually mean LOW for a Golden.
Be an assertive and proactive advocate for your dog - some vet don't want to consider that this is breed specific.
 
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