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.