Beano is shedding

My Beano was overweight with thyroid problems and our vet has her on Thyrosine twice a day.

This medicine has taken the weight off but she is shedding a lot (to the point of almost bald in spots) and her skin is very very dry

She would lay on the bed or a chair all day if I were to let her. When I do make her go outside for awhile she just lays on the porch. She won't even
play with the other dogs.

What should I be checking for?

Sharon:(

Maybe the amino acid thyrosine isn't handling it? She should be energetic and the fur should now look good. I would call the vet right away and let them know she's got some problems. What about putting her on Soloxine thyroid med?

Thank you for the quick reply….....Where do I get the Soloxine? The vet has looked at her and he really doesn't say much..........maybe I should try another vet

Sharon

by the way, the picture of your dog looks just line beano hehe

sharon:D

Houston

Soloxine is the meds most vets use for thyroid problems, or at least that is what I was told when our non B was given i for his thyroid..so a Vets office or even online, but it does require a perscription.

I've had 2 previous Bs on Soloxine. It has to be prescribed by a vet. Did she get a full blood work up done to show thyroid levels? Didn't the vet go over the test? Go to another vet! If you have that test from the vet fax it to Dr. Dodds. She is an expert in hypothroid and reading blood tests that some vets miss. She may want a blood sample sent to her to do a more in depth test.

http://www.hemopet.org/services.html

You need to ask your Vet for Soloxine or a RX for Soloxine (as you can buy it on the web usually much cheaper then from the Vet) I have found that Soloxine (and NOT the Generic stuff either) is really the best for controling thyroid.

However you are going to find that typically when the thyroid is really out of "wack" that they will shed really heavy as their thyroid gets back to normal…. But I would still only go for the Soloxine (the real stuff). And it can take 4 to 6 months for the hair coat to get back to normal when they are shedding out an old coat and growing in new....

How old is she?

You want to make sure the dose is correct too. The dog usually get's retested to check the thyroid levels.

@nobarkus:

You want to make sure the dose is correct too. The dog usually get's retested to check the thyroid levels.

That's right usually in 6 months after beginning treatment

@beanobasenji:

Thank you for the quick reply….....Where do I get the Soloxine? The vet has looked at her and he really doesn't say much..........maybe I should try another vet

Sharon

This bothers me that you said the vet doesn't really say much. If a vet doesn't fully explain test results and why a med is given and or options, I would go to another vet.

I agree with Dan about the vet not saying much. My vet always give in-depth explainations on why we are running the test and when we get the results back a full discussion on what the numbers mean and how they are interperted. I also ask for a copy of all the tests run (raw numbers and summary write up) So any reason I need to seek a second opinion I can. Don't forget to ask questions of your vet. Sometimes they just assume you may know what they are talking about.

yes, vets…go and see another one! I lost one dog because the vet took too long to find out that my previous dog had be poisonned by rat poison (an italian greyhound). vets do what they can of course but...some are definitely better than others, so...when in doubt, change!

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