Is an overactive thyroid gland treatable in cats?

Older cats are prone to hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid and it is one of main reasons why cats lose weight. The metabolic rate of a cat as well as all other mammals is controlled by the th…

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9 thoughts on “Is an overactive thyroid gland treatable in cats?”

    1. I haven’t heard of that, but it makes sense that if an over active thyroid could reduce weight, and under-active one could increase it. I did a search for “hypothyroid cats”, but only got results for ‘hyperthyroid cats”, so perhaps this has not been researched, or if it has been researched, the information isn’t on the internet. has a good article for hyper.

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      1. Let me know if the new vet thinks hypothyroidism is possible in cats or dogs … Now that I’m sitting here, typing, I’m wondering if hypothyroidism could be a factor with Saphera – for certain, her diet isn’t winning awards. Our furbabies have their annual physicals soon, too.

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    1. Marcha’s two Bengals have this issue, too. Ophelia takes a prescription, but I believe Hamlet’s symptoms aren’t as bad, so he uses an herbal supplement, though I don’t know what that is.


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