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Good news for our big boy, Kodiak. Long time readers will remember that when we first adopted Kodiak, we discovered that he was heartworm positive and had to go through the difficult treatment. Fortunately, he came through that with flying colors and began adding weight, topping out around 60 lbs (27 kg).
When we entered this summer, though, Kodiak’s coat became dry and brittle and he began losing weight, dropping to 57.3 lbs (26 kg). All of the medical test we ran came back with the conclusion about 3 weeks ago that he was healthy, though his thyroid tests came in a little lower than we prefer (1.8, still well within normal ranges of 1.0 to 4.0). But hypothyroidism would exhibit itself as weight gain, not weight loss, so that did not appear to be the issue. We made the decision to just monitor his weight.
As of yesterday’s weigh-in at the vet, Kodiak came in at 59 lbs (almost 27kg) and his coat has regained its sheen.
Who knows what was up, but our big boy appears to be healthy and happy. Glad to see, buddy!
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