I was reading through Zsofia’s thread about her dog (hope he gets better!) and am posting in IMHO for the same reasons. I’m looking for your experiences, thoughts, and ideas about life with a cat who’s hyperthyroid.
Tosha’s been losing weight lately (down about a pound in 6 weeks), which concerned me, so into the vet we went. Had all the bloodwork done, and she’s hyperthyroid (an 8.4ish on the scale, 1.4-4ish is normal). The vet characterized her hyperthyroidism as mild to moderate, and told me about the treatments (either radiation or pills; surgery is rarely performed, according to him.) Other than that, she’s stupidly healthy: everything else came back well within normal limits.
She’s an older cat; she’s 15 (at least). But since she’s so healthy and gets around so well, SpouseO and I are trying to weigh our options - do we want to give her 1/2 a pill twice daily for the rest of her life, or is it easier to go with the radiation ('tho considerably more expensive)? But will she live long enough to make the radiation “worth it?” But do we want to fuss with giving her pills twice daily?
Anyway, tell me about your hyperthyroid kitty. What are your challenges? Is it pretty much a non-event? How’s it going?