Feline Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms and Treatments

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 15:07 PM.

“We usually only recommend surgery if the gland is cancerous, which is very rare, or if medication or radiation are not a suitable choice,” Cook said.

A veterinarian can help determine which treatment option is best for your animal. In general, the prognosis for a cat with hyperthyroidism is good.  After treatment, long-term monitoring of the thyroid levels will help ensure the cat continues to live a happy life.

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