Treating Thyroid and Parathyroid Neoplasia in Dogs and Cats

Panciera D.

Vet Med 2004;99:154-168.

Once a diagnosis of neoplasia of the thyroid gland is suspected or confirmed, a variety of treatments are available for dogs and cats. In this article, we first review the available therapeutic options for thyroid neoplasia in dogs and cats. We then describe therapy for parathyroid neoplasia, which is less common in both species. We include, where it is known, the survival rates for each of the treatments and the most common side effects or complications. Even if your practice does not offer the treatments we describe, you can explain them to clients and offer to refer patients to facilities that do provide them.