Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
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Some background....Kodi's weight had stabilized at about 17 lbs which was a good weight for him. I can't remember when I first noticed it, but he started to gain weight. I know for a time my Mom was feeding him when I was at work, so I told her to stop. Dogs don't need to eat cookies.
So, she stoped and Kodi was ok for a while, but then he started to gain again. I contacted Sabine and she recommended a plan for him. Kodi loved the food, but after about 3 weeks he only lost about 2 oz. He now weighs 22lbs and has so many folds he looks like a Sharpei. He also started snoring a lot and sounded like my husband who has sleep apnea.
No more fooling around - I took him to the vet yesterday and he did bloodwork. Just what we thought. His thyroid is not working. His numbers were so bad, the vet said they almost didn't register. All of his other results came back fine, thank godness. He is healthy except for his thyroid. I have to start him on meds tomorrow and have him retested in 2 wks. I'll keep you all posted.
Kodi & Shelby's Mom and Julian's Grandma