Older cats are vulnerable to a condition known as hyperthyroidism. This condition occurs when the cat's thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, which affects most of the animal’s organs and functions. Your cat might have symptoms such as weight loss, despite increased appetite, along with vomiting, increased blood pressure, and restlessness or hyperactivity.
A veterinarian can diagnose and treat feline hyperthyroidism. A blood test measures the level of thyroid hormone in your cat's blood. Giving your cat medication twice a day can limit thyroid hormone production; surgery or radioactive-iodine therapy can typically cure hyperthyroidism. Watch this video to hear about treatment options and possible side effects of treatment.
If you think your cat has hyperthyroidism or you have questions about feline hyperthyroidism treatment, contact The Vet House. We will take care of your pets with compassion and professional care. Our staff is supported by an in-house lab and facilities for medical and surgical care of your pets. Call us at (972) 690-8741 today for more information.