The past few months have been tough watching Kingston become less and less interested in playing, being last to get out of bed, observing him contemplating if jumping up on bed or couch is worth it, and just seeing his face look ever so sad. 💔
He's our little king. He used to be such the instigator and would be the boss of the pack. 🐾
We took him in to vet 👨🏻⚕️ . They said there were a few things that could be stressing him as ear infection was ruled out along with heart worms etc. It was possibly being neutered, that we had recently changed up his food, and we got Teddy. We’ve felt so much guilt thinking it was something we did. Could we be over feeding, or not enough exercise, or new puppy?
As we posted group photos on Instagram it was made worse by comments of how big he is that compounded those hurt feelings. Here was our young 3 year old gaining so much weight and just not being himself because of our parenting.
We finally went back to vet after 5 months and said more exercise and a diet is not enough. He had gained 6 more pounds. We asked for full panel bloodwork that had to be sent out. 🔬 $276 later was worth. Every. Single. Penny. They confirmed a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. He started a thyroid supplement 2x a day. 💊We go back in 3-4 weeks to recheck blood, but were told he will be a completely different pup. More energy and will lose significant weight between now and then even!
Over last few days he’s already changed. He runs to back of the yard to deer hunt with the others, he runs in the house, his tail wiggles more than it has in so long, and he’s for sure first on the couch or bed. ❤️ Even though life long medication...we are soo happy. We now know what it is and we can manage it! We are getting our little boy back. 🧸