Pupdate! The Results Are In! Alopecia X In A Giant Alaskan Malamute
Hey guys as promised today’s video is an update on the pups and their vet appointments!
So Niko has finished her course of antibiotics and is well on the mend any tips for getting a dog interested in a dog bed would be very kindly appreciated so we can hopefully avoid this ever happening again. She doesn't like to sleep on soft surfaces and like Phil, chooses the cold hard floors as comfort at night.
Phils update its been a long 3 weeks of ruling out medical conditions and waiting to here back from the vets but we finally have some answers and it’s not what we expected or wanted to hear really! He doesn’t have hyperthyroidism which is what we’ve been treating him for, for the last 9 months! They say it's safe to rule that out and discontinue his medication. He doesn’t have Cushings we’ve ruled that out too (even though we've tested for this separately previously. His biopsies came back and had no concerns and we have finally arrived at a diagnosis and a treatment plan! His biopsies did however show that all his hair was stuck in a latency stage and that there has been no new hair growth for some time. This would explain the lack of regrowth when shaved and the thinning of hair over time.
Please keep your fingers and toes crossed we are one of the 40% that have success with this treatment as for 60% it does nothing. Worst case scenario is Phil being more lethargic at night when we give the medication but he'll be resting anyway. We'll monitor this closely for now and see what happens!
Of course we will keep you all updated! As always thank you so much for all of your support! Xx