Sam is silly, sweet boy, turning 3 years old in a couple of weeks.
He gets energized playing soccer ball and he loves to swim after sticks over and over.
I've been walking him twice a day in the same general off-leash area. I've noticed the past month or so that, even after being cooped up in the house all day, he begins our walk at a relaxed walk, sniffing everything, enjoying himself but in no hurry...not your typical 3 year old lab.
He'll break into a trot or lope after a ball or when he sees other dogs to play with...then its back to his stroll.
I'm not sure if its boredom...he does seem more excited (relative for Sam) when I take him on a new trail.
He gets a couple of ear infections a year, usually his left ear. His coat is beautiful.
I feed him nutro large breed lamb and rice.
Could he have hypothyroidism? I don't think he has HD...doesn't show any symptoms.
he is playful and happy in the house.
What does everyone think? I'm taking him for his yearly check up in a week or two and I wonder if I should have him tested for anything new. He is on heartworm meds all year round and flea/tick meds 6 mo's a year.
Thanks for your input. I'm just worried about his energy level.