Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Verdict Is In

Luna's lab work is all finally back. The titer that checks for Myasthenia Gravis was negative (we decided it's good to double-check). Her CBC showed that she's anemic and her chemistry panel shows she's hypothyroid.

Hypothyroidism in dogs can cause many symptoms ranging from weight gain and sluggishness to poor hair coat to, in some cases, anemia.

After consulting with both our regular vet Dr. Booman and our internist Dr. Slusser, Luna will be starting on Soloxine, a thyroid medication, then we'll recheck her blood values in a couple of weeks to see if they've improved. Lucky girl, pills mean extra treats!

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