Feline Hyperthyroidism

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Many of you have experienced this with your cats and are undergoing treatment. It is one of the most common diseases of the middle aged cat. It is a multi-system disorder caused by an increase in the amount of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) produced by an enlarged thyroid gland. Although the enlargement in the thyroid gland is caused by a tumor, called an adenoma, it is  non-cancerous. What are the clinical signs that your cat may have this disease? The most common clinical signs of hyperthyroidism in cats include weight loss, increased appetite, vomiting, increased thirst and urination, hyperactivity and diarrhea. High levels of thyroid hormones can cause the development of heart disease and these patients may have a heart murmur, difficulty breathing, high heart rate and arrhythmias.  Having a wellness check with your veterinarian once a year is important. Early detection can help your cat live a healthier, longer life.

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