Your older cat has become a fixture in your home. However, as your cat ages, he or she may develop a thyroid nodule or benign tumor and be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Excess thyroid levels in the body can cause a variety of signs that can include:
- Weight loss
- Increased appetite
- Drinking more water than usual
- Poor hair coat
A thyroid level test is needed to obtain a proper diagnosis.
Nebraska Animal Medical and Emergency Center offers radioiodine treatment to effectively treat hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine treatment therapy has been available to treat hyperthyroidism for a number of years and there has been great success using this treatment method. Ninety-eight percent of cats treated with radioiodine will be completely cured. And the best part is that there are no long-term adverse effects associated with radioiodine therapy.