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Posted: Sunday 3 February, 2008

by Rosemary at 3:41pm in Dogs 2 comments Add your own

Our Collies will both be eight this year, so when Meg started sleeping a bit more, we put it down to middle age. Given her normal high energy hyperactivity, it was a bit of a relief. Then we noticed that her coat was thinning. She's never had a thick coat but we could see the dark patches of pigment on her chest, and her tail was "ratty". Although she was eating normally, the other end was fine and, for a normal dog (but not Meg), she was quite energetic, we suspected that something was amiss. So off to the vet! Turns out she has an underactive thyroid (it's the only bit of her that's underactive); so she's got to take one pill a day and go back for another blood test in a couple of weeks. Ten days into the course of medication, and we've got our old Meg back! Irritating, obsessive, hyperactive - but we love her! Just like the vet promised - I did ask for thyroid pills and a sedative!

Comments

claire

Monday 4 February, 2008 at 5:17pm

glad she is back to annoying you!

tutleymutley

Friday 15 February, 2008 at 6:22pm

Humans can get it too! Glad Meg is evidently feeling much better.

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