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Would chest x-rays and sonogram of the heart show any signs of bloat? My vet is out of the office and the person handling his case doesn't seem to think that his current condition would have anything to do with bloat. The only reason I'm concerned is that after he bloated (during an ice storm and he couldn't be seen that night) he was fine the next day but I took him in for an exam anyway. He had the surgery two days after the episode and I was told his stomach must have twisted and then twisted back to its original position. I'm wondering if it's possible for the stomach to continue going back and forth?
Just got the report on the heart sonogram, heart looks good, gall bladder slightly enlarged. They want to wait for thyroid results at this point.
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PS his registered name is East Coast Moose on the Loose
Thank you that would be great. If I learn anything unusual I will let you know.
Good morning Dr. Bruce
The blood work came back normal with the exception of very low thyroid, he has been put on medication twice a day for about 2 weeks now. In the interim he developed what appears to be kennel cough, (my other dogs had symptoms as well) and has been on the medication for about a week. His breathing difficulties seem to be getting worse when he remains in a standing position and/or gets excited. He is fine when he is laying down. Does the low thyroid create breathing issues? He also appears to clear his throat quite a lot. If it is the thyroid how long does it take for the medication to alleviate symptoms? Are there any diet suggestions for low thyroid? He is on a good quality dry senior feed and get's Cosequin every day.