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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Shanadog4ever Shanadog4ever is offline
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I have an 8 yr old Boxer who I adopted from a rescue last year. Joe drinks excessively and was lethargic when he first arrived. I just figured he was old and not quite used to me. He never seem interested in play for very long. Mostly just slept. Our vet said he was a healthy dog who was showing signs of arthritis. After about 9 months or so Joe began to lose his hair along either side of his body. On the next visit to the Vet they ran tests of his thyroid. Joe now takes meds twice a day for his thyroid. His hair grew back with in weeks of the medication. He's a whole new dog. You would never guess he's an old man except for the gray beard. He loves to jump and play. So if you have an excessily thristy dog check on his/her thyroid.
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