Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 9th, 2007, 10:14 AM
plantlis plantlis is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Posts: 3
Lab is panting

My 13 year old yellow lab has begun exhibiting odd behaviour. These episodes occur once or twice a week, and last for up to 12 hours. She trembles and pants continuously, runs around house as though she's late for an appt., and seeks odd places to lay, the closet, and cool places such as the basement. She is negative for cushings, but her thyroid was low. She is currenlty on thyroid medicine, but I have viewed symptoms associated with thyroid and she does not have these. Do you think it's thyroid?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 9th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Hunter's_owner's Avatar
Hunter's_owner Hunter's_owner is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 3,633
Have you mentioned these new behaviours to a vet?
__________________
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. -M. Acklam
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 9th, 2007, 10:46 AM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 50,097
Definitely mention this to your vet if you haven't already. It may be something totally unrelated to the thyroid; or something as simple as adjusting the thyroid meds--but only your vet can tell you for sure.

(Welcome to the forum, btw. )
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old March 9th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Loves Labs's Avatar
Loves Labs Loves Labs is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 244
Might it be that she is in some sort of pain? I find they often pant when they are uncomfortable.

Definitely talk to the vet about this.

Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 9th, 2007, 11:06 AM
plantlis plantlis is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Posts: 3
thanks for the response

the vet is aware. Just thought if anyone else has dealt with these odd "episodes". thanks for the welcome!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 9th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
Are you supplimenting her thyroid? If you are, maybe you're giving too much. Hyperthyroid in humans (because that's where I know it best ) causes trembling and intolerance to heat.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 9th, 2007, 03:10 PM
plantlis plantlis is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Posts: 3
thanks prin!

I thought that there was some intol. to heat in humans but, couldn't find those symptoms on any message board, etc... just the "losing hair, intol to cold" symptoms which don't match. leave it to josie to be a puzzle, she makes the vet laugh too
tks for the feedback
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 PM.