So I am looking for suggestions for what to ask the vet to do when I go there next week. Since he really has very few actual symptoms I know the vet is going to be like "Where do you want to start."
For the last few weeks I have been thinking something is not quite right about our three year old mixed breed dog. I have no exact thing to pinpoint, but little things have been adding up. First I weigh all the dogs and he has lost 2 pounds, not a lot when you weigh 22lbs, but he is looking a little bit skinnier (he was a healthy weight before, still is I think). We figured that was because he is running around a lot more with the puppy here- but then again she has been here three months and this just happened in the last month.
The last two weeks he has been a little lackluster about his runs- he usually is very excited. Then today in agility class he was totally a nut, not focused or anything. This is very unusual for him. I don't think it is a joint issue because when he is tired he is not afraid to refuse to take a jump and today when I got him to focus he was totally willing to do things, he just didn't seem to be himself.
I have decided it is time to see if we can see whats up. I really don't think it is the puppy- like I said she has been here a while and they get along perfectly.
If it were someone else I would advise them first to test his thyroid and then to do a tick panel. I am skeptical because he had a full thyroid panel done about 7 months ago and we don't have ticks or fleas or mosquitoes in this desert. Every time we have been to non desert places he has been on flea/tick meds and I have never found a tick on him. We have never been to a tick heavy place during a tick heavy season either- so a TBD
So any ideas?