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Hyperthyroid Cat

Our Vets Board this week is about Hyperthyroid Cats.

Over production of thyroid hormone = higher metabolism

 

Is your cat:                                                                                   Does your cat:

Drinking more                                                                                Have Diarrhoea

Always Hungry                                                                               Have a poor coat

Aggressive                                                                                       Have weight loss

Anxious

Vomiting

Hyperactive

Passing Urine in larger amounts

 

Hyperthyroid is very common in elderly cats – 10% of cats over the age of 10 years are affected.

It has a negative effect on kidneys, heart, but also other organ systems if left uncontrolled for too long.

Yearly blood tests for cats over the age of 10 is advised to allow early detection.

There are different treatment options available.

If you are in any doubt, please contact a vet on 01507 602828 and get some advice.

 

Dav

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