May 2012 Issue
The Latest on Feline Hyperthyroidism
Its a common glandular disorder that targets the aging cat. Heres what you should know about this disease.
Into the lives of many cats of a certain age comes a certain diagnosis: hyperthyroidism. Susan Steiners cat was no exception. At 12 years of age, Greys weight had diminished to a mere five pounds. Faced with the less-than-appealing choices of invasive surgery or expensive radiation treatment, she opted for a third choice: medication. Every morning and every evening, Ms. Steiner pulverized a half-tablet of methimazole, carefully mixed the powder with the most appealing canned cat food she could find, and hand fed it to her senior cat. That was 15 years ago. Changes that have since occurred in the world of hyperthyroidism might have made her choices different today.
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