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Dr. Wachsstock, DVM, co-founder of Radiocat
Dr. Alyssa Thompson, DVM
Feline Hyperthyroidism is most often caused by a benign tumor of the thyroid gland, a gland which regulates much of the body’s metabolic rate. The result is an over stimulation of many organ systems and can cause a myriad of symptoms, including but not limited to the following: behavioral changes, weight loss, excessive or decreased appetite, hyperactivity or lethargy, fever, rapid heartbeat and/or arrhythmia, shedding, increased water consumption and litter box usage, diarrhea and osteoporosis. If left untreated, feline hyperthyroidism is fatal but with the proper treatment it is curable with a single shot in 98-99% of cases!
Radioiodine therapy uses a single injection of I-131 to safely destroy the complete thyroid tumor regardless of location, resulting in a 98-99% cure rate. This is the treatment of choice for all experts in the field. Radioiodine treatment is side-effect free and cost-effective compared to attempts to manage the disease with anti-thyroid drugs (Tapazole), surgery (thyroidectomy) and diet. We cannot over-emphasize the fact that I-131 is the only CURE for this fatal disease!
Radioiodine therapy is offered at Dogwood by Radiocat, a provider of radioiodine therapy at 15 nationwide locations. Radiocat has treated and cured over 50,000 cats in over 16 years in business, more than anyone in the world! Radiocat is dedicated to curing feline hyperthyroidism.