Thyroid in older dogs

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Avatar n tn yes seizures in older dogs can occur for many reasons.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My question is how do most older dogs with untreated Cushing's begin to fail? I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days.
1916673 tn?1420236870 It is common for younger dogs with low PCV levels to have substantial flea infestation or intestinal hookworms, though any problem that causes bloody diarrhea can lead to a low PCV (because younger dogs simply haven’t enough iron stored in their bodies to replace lost blood). In older dogs, the problem might be from an immune system condition, liver disease, bone-marrow disease, cancer or chronic kidney failure.
Avatar n tn Until this month in April 2016 I notice he was getting worse. It's crazy how one day dogs are fine but can go down hill so fast. Restless in the middle of the night, couldn't stand still kept walking around, coughing so bad he was gagging, staining and if he poop sometimes he would had a mini sezuire or passed out, and his regualr sezuires were getting worse. We increased his meds but after a while he didn't want them.
Avatar n tn There could be a few things going on here. Thyroid should be checked along with regular blood panel but there are types of Alopecia X that could be it. Sometimes related to sex hormones or adrenal issues. First make sure you have a good vet or specialist like a dermatologist. Or ask you vet to call and consult with a vet dermatologist so he or she knows exactly which tests you need and what treatment to use.
393685 tn?1425816122 'cause he was younger than me and looked 12) was younger, my surgeon (and maybe yours too??) is much younger, my endo is much older. But the one thing they all have in common . . . they stay up to date and current on all of the latest medical research and advances. What I *hate* is doctors with the "I know it all" god-complex. They need to be put into AR-10's blender. Hey, you guys were talking about proms? Remember "Footloose?
Avatar n tn I'm sure if you tried splitting your Armour, you'd see a difference in the way you feel, because it would keep the T3 more stable in your system. It's also possible that you need an increase in your thyroid meds since your levels in September were quite low, even though they were "in range"... Many of the symptoms you listed are those of hypothyroidism. You're right that your vitamin D should be higher than it is, since you've been on the weekly 50,000 IU since March...
620923 tn?1452919248 I did lose some once I got on thyroid meds and then the Topamax, but lately got it all back..... I was able to get in a pool post op...not floating in tubes as that can affect the neck.....but my sister bought me a floating chair with a head rest....and I do walk around the pool to burn off calories.....oh and I had to buy a new suit so I had one I fit in too...I don't care, I have to is for that more so then bathing suit style and
Avatar m tn I have a continuous problem with thick mucous in my throat. I must clear my throat a hundred times a day. My larnyx gets so full of the thick mucous that I almost choke and it causes my eyes to water. When this happens I hack up about a quarter cup of the stuff. I went to an ENT specialist who diagnosed sinusitis due to restricted airflow because of a deviated septum. After two surgeries for this there is no improvment. I've tried Musinex and steroid nose sprays. Nothing seems to help.
Avatar f tn I'm guessing with the name magnolia and raining, u must be in the south! Lol. It's raining cats and dogs here in Georgia and I hate it! Wow girl u have done so much on day 2 that I don't think I could have handled so do not ever say you're not a strong lady!! I hate all your primping got washed away lol! That's okay, I'm sure you'll be beautified for work tomorrow!! I'll be thinking about ya! I know you're gonna do great! I'm SO proud of u!
Avatar m tn I am a physician assistant myself and was working in a small rural clinic in the panhandle of Texas at the time (I had just recently went to Indiana and Oklahoma too) but in 2005 I had within a short period 2 ticks at separate times on my neck I pulled off eventually. One developed the classic bullseye rash and my nurse had pointed it out to me. I don't recall any specific symptoms at the time, but I had a very severe flu that year and I don't recall when as related to the tick bites.
190559 tn?1280615967 told us that there were no nodules, thyroid does not look enlarged on physical exam, but the continued no level reading of TSH and the numbers from the thryroid (sorry, I am new to this and couldn't follow all the details, but I'm going to get a book to try to get more of a handle on it) indicated that it was a generalized disorder in the thyroid that was overproducing thyroid hormones (as opposed to a problem with her pituatary gland or a pseudo-thyroid condition). I am told the .5 mg.
Avatar n tn I get a check up when my insurance kicks in in Jan '16). The neurologist referred me to get thyroid and vit B12 re-checked, and everything was normal. He thought I might have hypothyroidism because of my symptoms, plus I have poor circulation/cold hands and feet (which is also a symptom of Upper Respiratory Resistance Syndrome). I live in Oregon; I wonder about what the weather has to do with things...maybe I'm allergic to black mold?
Avatar m tn He pants a lot and we live next door to two very terretorial barking big dogs; he sometimes runs right back in the house when they bark at him even though he is bigger (but much older!).
Avatar f tn They did do a Cat scan then and more blood work and said everything came back normal. Since that awful day in June, the pressure in my head has NEVER left. It has certainly let up a lot so I no longer think I'm having a stroke but it has completely ruined my life. Since the ER visits, I've been to a neurologist, endocrinologist, my family doctor, a gastroenterologist, and an ear nose and throat doc.
Avatar n tn My mother took Bendectin when she was pregnant with me in 1976. I have two older sisters and one younger sister. Mine was the only of my mother's pregnancies in which Bendectin was taken. None of my sisters has had any difficulting in becoming pregnant nor carrying their babies to full term. I, on the other hand, have had countlesss problems with infertility and miscarriages. Coincidence?
Avatar m tn I interpret the problem to be hair loss, and you are concerned that that reason is due to retained testicles or thyroid? Retained testicles can become cancerous in older dogs and cause hairloss due to increased hormone secretion, although that would be unusual in a 2 year old dog. The treatment/prevention for this is to surgically remove the retained testicles. Hypothyroidism can also cause hairloss on the trunk, is diagnosed by blood testing, and treated with lifelong thyroid supplementation.
Avatar n tn My husband gets the same warm, wet sensation in the groin area inside the left thigh. We just got back from the Doc, and they took his blood for a screening, but also said that there is a cluster of nerves there that don't reallly serve much purpose. He may get it again, or it may go away. He has recently lost about 30 lbs over the last 2 1/2 mos, and has been excercising more- he rode his bike to work today. He has also just started going to the chiropractor for it as well.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
168348 tn?1379360675 It is not all in your head. I think the lil thyroid is a big part of allot of big things in the body. I took Levoxyl anf it did nothing to me and I swapped for Synthroid it has me at 0.08 So that is a good thing but I am so full of anxiety it si tough that is part of the reason I got a divorce. We are back together though. Man alive.
Avatar n tn The pain is there but it's manageable when I do this. I also find as I get older it takes more time for all the pain to go away in the morning.
Avatar f tn There are many drug interactions associated with l-thyroxin. Managing the various dysfunctions in thyroid disease is complicated. Did you ever achieve a normal TSH and T3, T4 levels? What has happened with your thyroid treatment since the incident? You're losing weight -- was this what took you to the doctor in the first place, and led to the discovery of thyroid dysfunction? Have you had the biopsy? Sorry for all the questions - I'm trying to understand, from the beginning.
572651 tn?1333939396 It's like deja vu for me-I went through this with my older Yorkie, Sydney, beginning in Oct. of'2011. I lost Sydney just 5 months later. We'll be leaving on Monday to go over to the IN Dunes State Park for 3 and 1/2 days. Need to get away, and try to find a way to cope.
1358341 tn?1282213443 found in September 1991 in Mahé, Seychelles, moved to 3 countries, had a difficult life, and is getting old in well and calm with all the food she wants. Before I had her adopted sister also, and the son and daughter of her daughter. But all died, 2 of them very recently. It was very hard for me. When she was young, once she even ran away from home several months, because we were feeding a street cat that didn't like her very much, a territory problem.
Avatar n tn Ever since I started taking medication, I have not had this problem reoccur. Since low thyroid function effects every cell in your body, it can manifest itself in a lot of ways. My recommendation would be to get a blood test to see if your TSH levels are high. Good luck!
Avatar f tn “ Tinea barbae is a superficial dermatophyte infection that is limited to the bearded areas of the face and neck and occurs almost exclusively in older adolescent and adult males. Symptoms include inflammatory, deep, kerion-like plaques and noninflammatory superficial patches and lumps resembling bacterial folliculitis. The hair breaks off below the skin surface. It is caused by several dermatophytes. Trichophyton species are most common.
Avatar f tn Should I be concerned about the breathing or can this be normal with allergies or in an older dog? Can this possibly be caused by her thyroid levels being too high since she lost weight?
Avatar f tn At his age there are many age related things just like people. I've had several older dogs whose thyroid was out of wack. Just needed meds. It can make them very thirsty, hungry, tired, etc.. or the opposite depending on if it's low or high. Also had an older pup who became diabetic, same symptoms. had to give insulin shots 2x day. And he was fine. A urinary infection needs anti-biotics.
158939 tn?1274918797 He's the black/tan dapple puppy in the photo. Bailey (the 5 month old cream dachshund in the photo) just loves him and loves having someone to wrestle with. Sienna (my older, cancer-patient dachshund) loves Ozzie too and *really* likes having someone to keep Bailey busy. She's just not up to the ongoing energy and games of puppies. My son's thyroid ultrasound and labs came back perfect. I'm so relieved.