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davjor
11:32:37 Sun
Oct 26 2008

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Hi All,
Glad i found this forum as im a bit concerned about one of my Boxers. I have 2 who are Ernie and Brenda (named after close relatives who have passed away) Anyway both dogs are coming up to thier 6th birthdays.
Ernie is one of those lovable rouges who has an eye for the ladies. He could quite easily put you in a force sense of security by thinking that he is only sniffing your hand and with in 30 seconds he is laying the whole of his 2/3 stone body all over you. There have been times where i have had to get him off my wife because she has'nt got the strength!
Brenda is the one im worried about she is a slip of a girl and always has been. She has loads of nervous energy and is always on the go. She hates being left out of any thing and needs constant attention. We feed them twice a day, but because Ernie was not eating his breakfast we decided to cut their food by half a tin in the mornings and keep the tin each at night. We give them treats during the day like dog biscuits, Brenda has lost quite a bit of weight in the past month. She seems fine in herself still bubbly and her poo seems ok. So i don't know where to go for advice. Can dogs get over active thyroids?? Thanks for reading this post hopefully one of you good people may have an answer.



  
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Yes dogs can have thyroid problems, personally I think a trip to the vets would be a good idea. Let us know how you get on :luck:



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It is more common for dogs to be hypothyroid than hyperthyroid. My inclination would be a vet visit too. However I wonder why you cut Brenda's food back just because Ernie decided he did not want to eat as much. Brenda sounds like our Katie, always on the go and never put an ounce on.

If it were me I would put Brenda's food back up to what it was and make an appointment to see the vet in the meantime.

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I would go back to feeding Brenda the same amount as before. But as the others say, a quick visit to the vet wont do them any harm.



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