So many of you are so nice to your doggies. We had our dog, age 12, shitzu, take Vetoryl, for the first 6 months after diagnosis but then decided based on cost to let him go "cold turkey." He basically only gets up now to drink, eat or pee. My kids have several times commented that they think he might be dead. It is sad and we may start to shell out for the medication again. My only question is whether others have had to have expensive testing done every year to check levels.