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
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.