Just wondering if anyone has any experience with hypo-thyroidism in dogs. Buddy, our 9 year old golden retriever, had the following results on his thyroid test:
T4: 1.46 ug/dL
FT4 (free T4): .57 Ng/dL
Our vet indicated that he'll need to be on meds for the rest of his life due to these results. I'm inclined to get a second opinion, but I'm wondering if I can get any advice here first before shelling more $ out for a second test & interpretation. Does anyone know what these results signify? Is it borderline? I know I can ask my vet, but I'd like an biased opinion from someone who won't be profiting from the meds we'll have to buy for the rest of our dog's life.
And just a little background, we had the test done because it was part of the wellness plan we had purchased. Buddy hadn't been acting any differently and we didn't suspect anything was wrong. We just wanted to get our money's worth from the plan we bought.
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FET#1 worked, but we lost the baby at 11w2d
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