Pet Vet: Hyperthyroidism in cats

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Our Pet Vet Dr. Visser joined us to talk about an unusual combination of signs that may point to thyroid problems in cats.

Thyroid Conditions
• Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
-called Hashimoto’s Disease
• Hyperthyroidism (high thyroid)
-called Grave’s Disease

Signs of Hyperthyroidism
- Increase activity
- Voracious appetite
- Weight loss
- Organ shutdown

Treatment for Hyperthyroidism
- Radioactive iodine
- Surgery
- Medication
- Hill’s Prescription Diet Y/D