Hello to ALL of you at the Care Center!
I want you all to know how very thankful we are for all of the time and effort that you put into saving our little Buddy's life. No words could possibly convey just how much we appreciate all that you did for us. He went to his vet this week to have his stitches out and they could not believe how well he was, especially Dr. Hapner. I wanted you to know that he is completely back to his usual ways. His voice is even coming back! My husband is now very tolerant of his whining :-). We both look at him and can't believe his recovery.
Jerry and Vikki Griffin
Hyperthyroidism is a common disease in middle-aged and older cats. It is a condition caused by a benign tumor of the thyroid gland that begins to produce too much thyroid hormone. The net result of this is usually weight loss in the face of increased appetite, vomiting, and often times heart disease.
Treatment for hyperthyroidism is with either:
- Medication (which blocks synthesis of thyroid hormone). Medication must be given for the life of the cat.
- Surgery (to remove the tumor)
- Radioactive iodine, or I-131.
I-131 has many advantages:
- 94% curative
- Least expensive long-term treatment
- No daily pilling
- No surgical risk
Care Center offers I-131 treatment in association with I-Cat. To learn more about I-Cat, click here. You can schedule a treatment for I-131 at the Care Center by calling Dr. Erick Mears and I-Cat at: 1-866-497-3784.