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    Good thoughts for Myndi plz

    I'm going to call her vet today and make a senior appointment for a good going over. Having just turned 17, I do tend to worry more about her - even the small things.

    Her coat is looking ratty (I'm going to give her a good comb out today), and she has been losing hair in her front "pits". I noticed this a couple of months ago and started giving her a sprinkle of Gold Bond Medicated Power there each day - just in case there was something going on. The area isn't red or irritated - just balding - and it seems to be spreading. And she is so bony and has lost muscle mass, even tho she's eating like a little pig! She gets 2 full size meals (morning & night), plus a smaller noontime lunch, and when I weighed her yesterday, she was down to 9lbs. I suppose I should expect weight loss just because of her age, but I want to make sure nothing is going on. She's happy and alert and her usual spunky self, so maybe I'm just worried about nothing.

    She does take a low dose thyroid med and has for years, since her thyroid is somewhat sluggish. I'm thinking maybe she needs new lab work and an adjustment.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Whatever is going on, I would sure appreciate some positive vibes sent in her direction, please.
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    Hoping that Myndi is just fine and showing nothing more than the signs of being a very senior doggie.
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    I will send prayers and good thoughts for Myndi!
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    Hair loss is one symptom of a hypoactive thyroid, so that could be the thing.

    But eating and losing weight, that is not a low thyroid.

    Paws crossed the lab work shows something easily treated!
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    Sending prayers and positive thoughts to Myndi and you.
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    No ideas at this time-- older dogs tend to lose weight,mostly muscle mass but if she's got a great appetite it does seem odd that her weight is going down too. Glad you're taking her in, no one ever knows what could be lurking and the earlier we get on top of it the better for us and our furry friends.
    Could Myndi have a case of Alopecia like some older people get? Nothing serious, just hair loss, probably from hormonal changes or maybe from the stress of losing Sparky?

    In any case, keeping my fingers crossed and hope you'll have good news for us after the vet check--- good luck and hugs to Myndi
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    Lots of prayers and love for Myndi... she is one of PT's special ladies!
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    Prayers for clear answers, and a good visit with the White Coats!
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    Prayers and good thoughts on the way for sweet little Myndi.

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    Prayers & positive thoughts for Myndi from Indy. My Maggie takes a thyroid med every day too. I get the two isms mixed up.
    I don't remember if she had hypo or hyper type but she has blood work done every 6mos or so, to check her levels.

    I hope you get a appt soon so you can question the Vet about what's normal for Myndi, and what isn't.
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    Prayers headed out for Myndi.

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    Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent to Myndi. I hope it's nothing serious.
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    Pom, I don't know if you ever "met" my Sassy when your first came on PT. But when she turned about 8, I'd say she lost a ton of weight, nothing was wrong, but she was just extremely thin. The Vet did bloodwork and some other tests but she was healthy. It just happens as they age, sometimes it can be a cause of concern though, especially in a smaller breeds that barely weight anything as it is. Sassy went from about 12 pounds, to 7. I am not an expert on poms though but I guess she's about the same weight. Since she is down so much, it could be her thyroids, I'd check into a medication adjustment for sure.

    FYI, Sassy only lived till ten though anyway, but Myndi sure has her beat already wow!
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    Alysser - yes - I remember Sassy - but only toward the end. Myndi had been as heavy as 12lbs in her much younger days, but she normally goes around 10 to 10.5. Of course my digital scale only registers in half pounds, so she could be closer to 9.5lbs which wouldn't be too bad. I'm thinking (and hoping) that it's just an aging issue, but the hair loss probably is thyroid related. I should know what's what after her lab work.

    She has her vet appointment this Friday at 11 a.m., so I'll check back in with everyone when I know more. Please keep those positive vibes and prayers coming for my old girl.
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    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
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    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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    Just an FYI - I had to reschedule Myndi's appointment for Monday at 1 p.m.

    It has been snowing all morning and so far we haven't seen a plow, and my little car does not do well in the snow. No sense risking it - better to be safe than sorry.

    So I'll be back with an update Monday afternoon.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
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    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

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