Cats suffer in silence–hyperthyroidism

Cats suffer in silence–hyperthyroidism

Last week I started to sing the praises of cats because they “don’t constantly complain” like some of us humans do. As previously stated however, this “suffering in silence” sometimes allows a small matter to become much more serious before getting the proper treatment. Hyperthyroidism  is one of the most common of all the cat diseases and one of the most commonly missed conditions. Many times until the cat becomes […]






Hyperthyroidism – One of the Most Common Cat Diseases

Hyperthyroidism – One of the Most Common Cat Diseases

Last week I wrote about Hypothyroidism in Dogs; this week I will discuss another important topic that also seems to cause much confusion. Hyperthyroidism is a condition mostly seen in cats and it is treated with a completely different set of medications. It is extremely important to know the difference between these two conditions and which medication treats which condition. I will again start with a few basic definitions and […]






PetMeds® Treating Hyperthyroidism in Cats

PetMeds® Treating Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid is the most common hormonal disease seen in older cats. The most common symptoms include weight loss (despite an increased appetite), as well as increased thirst and urination. Some cats may become more restless and vocalize more, as well as develop inappropriate urination or defecation. If left untreated, hyperthyroidism can lead to high blood pressure, kidney damage or secondary heart disease. Diagnosis is usually made […]






Hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism in cats

The most common hormonal disorder seen in cats today is an overactive thyroid gland known as hyperthyroidism. While it was only recently characterized and identified as an illness in cats in 1979 at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, the incidence of this disorder has expanded tremendously over the past three decades. While it is most commonly a disease of cats over the age of ten, we are now identifying this […]