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Maggie is a six-year-old Yellow Pointing Lab, and she does just that. Her favorite pastime is going hunting for pheasants with Jim, a member of the PetPlus community. And when there are no pheasants around, a tennis ball will do in a pinch. She loves to chase down game, especially in the water, happily swimming after game in rivers and even the ocean.
And she is a born natural too. “When being trained to point and hold at about 6 mo. as a puppy, the trainer and I both missed the first three pigeons she pointed,” says Jim. However, that did not excuse her from making some classical beginners gaffs. “When we finally got one, it landed in the water. Unsure of how to grasp the bird in the water, she pushed it to shore with her nose before picking it up and delivering to hand.”
Now a seasoned veteran, Jim and Maggie are constantly heading out to bag some birds. And even though Maggie, like many dogs, suffers from Hypothyroidism, she does not let that slow her down.
Hypothyroidism in Dogs
When Maggie was around 4 years old, Jim noticed that she would often start panting and showing signs of fatigue. Generally a calm kind of dog (except during a hunt!), Jim knew Maggie wasn’t running around in circles or doing any of the other kinds of things dogs so often do to burn off excess energy.
Concerned that something was wrong with his laid-back Lab, Jim took her to the vet and found out that his hunting buddy had a thyroid deficiency. However, thanks to the vets reassuring words and his already level-headed demeanor, Jim took the news in stride.
Maggie was prescribed Soloxine and now that she is receiving treatment, Maggie is back to her old self again, chasing after balls and birds, and refusing to share with her Vizsla buddy, Bandit.
How PetPlus Helped
For the first few years, Maggie was getting her medication straight from the vet. Now that Jim made the switch to PetPlus, he is saving around $120 dollars on Maggie’s Soloxine every year (not to mention the $400 dollars he is saving on Bandit’s arthritis meds!) Moreover, with the help of PetPlus, Maggie and Jim are eligible for saving of up to $80 a year on flea & tick or heartworm medication.
PetPlus also made life easier by offering the option of in store pickup at participating pharmacies across the country.
According to Jim, PetPlus offers a “good, reasonable source of maintenance meds for a good price.” PetPlus also affords Jim some peace of mind with its “ease of delivery. It also works well with my vet.”