My older dog Tara (just turned five) has had blood taken tonight to test for hypothyroidism. Does anyone else's dog have this condition? I know treatment would be thyroxine tablets for the rest of her life, but what additional care would she need? Do they have a reduced life expectancy? I'm really hoping the test is negative as she isn't exhibiting all of the symptoms.
She has been off her food for a couple of days and lethargic, and has enlarged mammary glands but no milk. Thought it might be false pregnancy but last season was Feb. New pup has tried to suckle but not sure if that would cause symptoms.
Coat, skin, eyes etc all healthy and she's still interested in excercise and play, just sleeping more - but I put that down to the pup tiring her out. Other possibility is womb infection - she has an expanded girth but weight has actually dropped since last visit.
Just waiting on results and keeping fingers crossed...