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My older lab, Sadie, who is 8 has thyroid disease. It started out with her losing fur on her nose and we couldn't figure why. Then she stated going into the garbage, which she had never done before, because she was so hungry. We took her to the vet a ton of times they did blood tests and nothing. Well the fur on her nose kept getting thinner and thinner and receding more and more up her nose. So back to the vet we went and they sent her blood away to be tested and sure enough it came back as very thyroid. So she has been thyroxin ever since twice a day. All her fun on her nose came back and her appetite went back to normal.

My younger lab, Shadow, who is 4 had knee surgery just 3 months ago. Over the summer she would run and run and then limp when she would get up from laying down. At first we thought she had just run to much and that she needed to rest. Well it didn't get better she just kept limping after she would play and sometimes not put any weight on it at all. We took her to have it x-rayed and she had a torn cruciate ligament in her back left knee. Which is the same as a torn ACL in humans. While they had her under for the x-ray(she gets a little excited) they kept her under and did surgery that afternoon. What a vet bill that was, WOW. She came home the next day and has been doing great ever since. She had to rest for 6-8 weeks (that was hard ) and we just really can't run her a whole lot.

What injuries or illnessses have your dogs had?
 
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