Hyperthyroidism and Your Cat

Hyperthyroidism is cause by an excessive amount of thyroid hormone in your cat’s bloodstream. If your cat has hyperthyroidism, she may lose weight even though she has a ravenous appetite. She may experience excessive thirst, excessive urination, panting and an unkempt appearance. She will look quite ill and need medical attention. Most cases of hyperthyroidism are treated with daily oral medication that you will need to give your cat for the rest of her life. There are creams that you can rub inside the ear as well. Follow all directions and wash your hands after handling these medications so you don’t dose yourself. Surgical removal of the thyroid or radioactive iodine therapy through injection is recommended for some cats. Your cat will need periodic blood and urine testing to ensure her hormone levels is controlled and that there are no other underlying conditions. Contact your Frisco, TX vet to learn more. Or click here.

Hyperthyroidism and Your Cat

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