Eos not at her top form! (UPDATE)

Since a couple of months Eos 6 yo spayed female is lacking energy, I only noticed it when she is racing or lure coursing, she wants to go but her usual speeding galop is not here anymore.
I went first to the vet also a chiroprater thinking she had a back problem, she found the abdominal muscle a bit "tigh" (don't no the english name). But she was still not right.
Then I went back for a blood work, an urine test and nothing abnormal. For the past 2 weeks I have been strip testing her every day and it was negative.
Because nothing changed I have an appointement on wednesday for another blood drawn and urine sample, but this time my vet is sending the samples to a lab in Paris.
She is eating well, drinking ok, not loosing any weight, has a nice shiny coat, she is playfull.
Her fanconi dna test is planed for june. All other health test ok!

Anybody has an idea of what I should tell my vet to look for?

Can Any of you doing full panel thyroid test tell me if their vet is taking only a sample of blood or doing more, I can't get my vet to do more than the T4 test.

Thank you
Hélène

@seko:

Since a couple of months Eos 6 yo spayed female is lacking energy, I only noticed it when she is racing or lure coursing, she wants to go but her usual speeding galop is not here anymore.
I went first to the vet also a chiroprater thinking she had a back problem, she found the abdominal muscle a bit "tigh" (don't no the english name). But she was still not right.
Then I went back for a blood work, an urine test and nothing abnormal. For the past 2 weeks I have been strip testing her every day and it was negative.
Because nothing changed I have an appointement on wednesday for another blood drawn and urine sample, but this time my vet is sending the samples to a lab in Paris.
She is eating well, drinking ok, not loosing any weight, has a nice shiny coat, she is playfull.
Her fanconi dna test is planed for june. All other health test ok!

Anybody has an idea of what I should tell my vet to look for?

Can Any of you doing full panel thyroid test tell me if their vet is taking only a sample of blood or doing more, I can't get my vet to do more than the T4 test.

Thank you
Hélène

Could be she is just getting older… some age faster then others...

About the Thyroid test... sounds like you need to find a different Vet if yours will not do more then the T4... And yes that is all the Vet does is draw the blood just like with any blood test.

Have you checked her hips?

@tanza:

Could be she is just getting older… some age faster then others...

About the Thyroid test... sounds like you need to find a different Vet if yours will not do more then the T4... And yes that is all the Vet does is draw the blood just like with any blood test.

But the change as been so quick, in december she was still fast.

As far as changing vet it would be probably easier for me to change of country :rolleyes: as most vet in France don't understand why we want all these tests done as long as the dog doesn't show any sign :mad: and I phoned many vets around here, checked with other b's owner to see if their vet knew something.

@Quercus:

Have you checked her hips?

Hips are excellent

The lab my vet was sending the blood to for lepto and boreliose was doing full panel thyroïd test then I told her I wanted it done and was I right to do so as the result came back on monday that Eos is hypothyroïdic 😞 . Then yesterday I came back with her pills. I hope it will work and that she will be her old self soon. 🙂

Now I know this lab is doing it I have to take my 4 other b's to have their blood drawn, probably not all at the same time as it is awfully expensive.

@seko:

The lab my vet was sending the blood to for lepto and boreliose was doing full panel thyroïd test then I told her I wanted it done and was I right to do so as the result came back on monday that Eos is hypothyroïdic 😞 . Then yesterday I came back with her pills. I hope it will work and that she will be her old self soon. 🙂

Now I know this lab is doing it I have to take my 4 other b's to have their blood drawn, probably not all at the same time as it is awfully expensive.

Not that it is the same thing, BUT my daughter has hypothyroid, and within days of getting on her meds, the change was incredible!
Actually, for a few days it was almost too much – she had so much energy, and was so un-used to having that much energy, that she nearly drove us all nuts! LOL

Many, many Basenjis have problems with their Thyroids… you will be surprised how quickly (within days) they will perk up with the pills. What pills did they give you? One thing many of us have found out is that the generic type do not work that well... the regular Soloxine is better

The name of the pill is Forthyron as Soloxine is not sold in France.

I will have to check with a lady who now is living in France and has an hypothyrodic basenji what she is giving her. Perhaps if the forthyron is not working I will try to get some soloxine, but untill then fingers crossed!

The dogs have a lure course competition on sunday, I will know then is she is better or not.

Yes, there is a Basenji person in France and she does get Soloxine.. but not sure from where.

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