Did you know we offer Radioactive Iodine Therapy for the treatment of Hyperthyroidism in cats? ��
✨ Hyperthyroidism is a disease of older cats caused by excessive secretion of thyroid hormone by abnormal thyroid cells.
✨Elevated thyroid hormone levels cause increased metabolism and the other common clinical signs of Hyperthyroidism:
✅Increased water consumption
✅Rapid heart rate
✅Elevated blood pressure
✅Poor hair coat
✨Hyperthyroidism tends to be a gradual onset disorder, with many cats losing weight slowly over several months or a few years. It's important to note that not all cats will experience all of these symptoms.
✨If left untreated, the increased metabolism will eventually cause organ failure (heart, kidney, blindness due to retinal detachment) and premature death.
✨There are a number of methods available for treating this condition. However, the only permanent method which does not involve surgery is with the use of radioactive iodine.
✨Treatment with radioactive iodine is a very safe procedure for your cat, is not at all painful and has no serious side effects. It is well recognised as the best way to treat this disease and is used by veterinarians world-wide. It is the same treatment that is often used for people suffering from Hyperthyroidism.
For more information, or to find out if your feline friend is a suitable candidate, head over to our website or have a chat with one of our team ��