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Hyperthyroidism in Cats-Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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What is hyperthyroidism?   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Classification of hyperthyroidism   Effects of hyperthyroidism on the cat   Treatment   Hyperthyroidism and kidney disease  Why is feline hyperthyroidism on the increase?   Prevention


Feline hyperthyroidism at a glance:

  • Feline hyperthyroidism is a common disease caused by a benign hormone-secreting tumour of the thyroid gland.
  • Symptoms include weight loss despite an increased appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, poor coat condition.
  • There are several treatment options including surgery to remove the tumour, radioactive iodine treatment to destroy the tumour, prescription diet or medications to control it.
  • Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in cats.

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