Over the years since we began treating hyperthyroid cats with radioiodine in 1985, the most common question we encounter has to do with the environment in which these cats are housed.
Watch this video to get a first hand look at the accommodations our hyperthyroid cats experience.
This video features Dr. Michael Broome discussing the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid storm, otherwise called acute thyrotoxic crisis, in hyperthyroid cats.
This animation describes the continued growth of the initially benign thyroid tumors causing hyperthyroidism in cats during their medical management with methimazole (Tapazole). Minimally this continued growth results in the need for progressively increasing doses of methimazole to control the patient's thyrotoxicosis. In addition, a percentage of these initially benign tumors will undergo malignant transformation to become thyroid carcinomas. Radioiodine therapy can be used to successfully treat cats with all sizes of benign and malignant thyroid tumors, but is best used on cats with small benign tumors.
Dr. Poteet of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists discusses a feline patient with suspected hyperthyroidism and the importance of a diagnostic thyroid scan.
Dr. Mark Peterson discusses and demonstrates the process of performing a thyroid scan in a hyperthyroid cat.
Dr. Mike (from VetVid) shows how to set up subcutaneous fluids for administration to your cat.
Veterinary assistants Eva Quinn and Ellen Vancelette of Angel Animal Medical Center in Boston provide helpful tips for loading your cat into a cat carrier.