So The Vet Says...
...the test results from Shelly are weird.
Neither the vet nor I are surprised by this. Shelly has been tested for Thyroid problems, Cushings Disease and Addison's Disease and my very patient vet has done a consultation with an Animal Endocrinolgy Specialist and the result is...
...Shelly is weird. It cost me over $500 to have this medically confirmed.
Luckily, her weirdness doesn't seem at this point to be life threatening. In fact other than losing a bunch of hair, she seems fine. She isn't unhappy. Eats well. Doesn't itch.
We are to bath her in...get this...dandruff shampoo. This for a dog who hates to get her feet wet. And then we'll run another test in about six weeks. I have spent more on this dog's medical bills in the last month than Howard Waldrop spends in some whole years!
Anyway, it's possible she has Addison's Disease. If so, it means she'll get a shot once a month (which she will think is nearly fatal--she is not big on the whole injection thing.) I keep telling her that JFK had Addison's but she's not a very political dog.