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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens

    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.
    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
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    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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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hoping that Myndi is just fine and showing nothing more than the signs of being a very senior doggie.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (nine year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Illinois, USA
    I will send prayers and good thoughts for Myndi!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!

    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Methuen, MA; USA
    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!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Sending prayers and positive thoughts to Myndi and you.

    All things work together for good to them that love God.
    (Romans 8:28)

    I've been defrosted-- Thanks, Sana

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Northern cyberspace
    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

    I've been frosted--- thank you Cassie'smom

    I've been Boo'd----


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