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Harry and Lola
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Thyroid issues and excessive fur shedding?

Lola has thyroid issues and is on Oroxine twice a day, however I ran out of Oroxine and it took me a week to get to the Vets for a prescription and then another 3 weeks for my online medical supplier to delivery it, so she was not on her medication for about 4 weeks. I have the meds now and she has been on them for a week. I have noticed over the past couple of weeks that she is shedding huge amounts of hair (mainly undercoat) when I brush her, I have never seen so much fur come out. We are in Australia in Autumn season, coming up to winter so she should not be shedding so much.

Any ideas as to why she would be shedding so much fur coming up to winter, do you think this has anything to do with the fact she was off her thyroid meds for so long?

if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.

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