Tracey Posted July 7, 2016 Share Posted July 7, 2016 So just as a quick refresher, since May 26 Chase has been on soloxine for hypothyroidism. We did blood tests and my vet consulted with Dr. Couto who said Chase is only the 4th Greyhound he's seen in his entire career who is truly hypothyroid. Since starting the meds, a lot of Chase's issues have begun to resolve. His megaesophagus is probably 80% improved or more. His crusty ears are about 80% better as well. His anemia is gone. His cholesterol is back down to normal. He's even starting to regain some muscle in his back legs. My question now is about Chase's skin. Two summers ago he started to get flaky and none of the supplements, oils, etc that we tried helped a bit. In retrospect I now know it was because of his thyroid. So it's now just six weeks into treatment which from what I've read is about the time that his skin should start to improve. Suddenly Chase has gone from flaky skin to "omg it's snowing in here!" Big, giant flakes and so, so, so much of it, everywhere, all the time. I'm brushing him and I have an oatmeal shampoo I'm going to use on him. But mainly I want your opinions. My theory is this big, sudden shedding of skin means that underneath all this is healthy new skin waiting to be revealed. Like a snake, Chase is shedding his old skin. What do you think? Does this seem plausible? Chase has another follow up with the vet next week. By then, if I'm right it will likely be obvious and if not, I can ask her about it. But in the meantime I'd love to know what you think of my theory. Quote ...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus (Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out. Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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