Your cat’s thyroid hormone helps to regulate and control many normal bodily processes. If your cat has a hyperthyroid, this means there is too much thyroid hormone in their system. Generally this is due to a benign tumor that has developed on one or more of your cat’s thyroid glands.
Cats 7 years or older are normally affected by a hyperthyroid. Tests can determine if your cats has a hyperthyroid or not.
- Weight loss
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Excessive grooming
If your cat gets diagnosed with a hyperthyroid don’t fret. It really is a common thing and can be solved. Treatment will help normalize your cat’s thyroid levels and reduce signs of disease.
Treatments vary cat to cat because some can be more severe than others. General treatments are as follows:
- Oral medication
- Topical medication
- Diet changes
- Radioactive therapy
We at Day and Evening Pet Hospital will work tirelessly to make sure we help your cat to be as comfortable and healthy as possible. If your cat has one or some of these symptoms, please come in and get some tests done. We are here to help make sure your pet has the healthiest and best life they can.