The lovely, if talentless, Not-Stellahas had a couple of rounds of blood work come back showing elevated calcium levels. The vet suspects hyperparathyroidism, based on those tests and other symptoms (shivering and wobbliness, especially in the back legs). A test for hypercalcemia of malignancy was negative. The vet recommends surgery to remove the affected gland (or glands, there being four to choose from) followed by calcium supplements and medication until the remaining glands are maintaining normal blood calcium levels.
Can anyone here tell me about your dog’s experience with this condition and the surgery? Did your dog require any ongoing treatment after the surgery (besides pain management and wound care)? Did your dog return to being his/her old self again?
Many thanks for anything you can tell me.