Are you worried your cat could be drinking too much water? An aged cat with unquenchable thirst needs to be screened by a veterinarian for feline hyperthyroidism. Excessive thirst alone is not a telltale sign pointing to feline hyperthyroidism, but constant water intake is not a symptom to ignore. Before the panic begins to rise, a few extra moments at the water bowl is nothing of concern. If you’re routinely finding your elderly feline friend drinking from dripping faucets…and the toilet, fish tank, water glasses, and the questionable puddle next to the......
Wondering if feline hyperthyroidism could be the culprit behind your concerns for your feline’s fitness? Having your cat tested for feline hyperthyroidism can be a worrisome time. Understand the testing process to diagnose feline hyperthyroidism eases anxiety and prepares you to get the help your cat needs! Here’s a step-by-step list of what to expect to see if your cat suffers from hyperthyroidism. Step one: The physical exam Your veterinarian asks about your cat’s eating, drinking, and changes in activity habits or coat. Your veterinarian feels your cat’s neck for signs of......
Some symptoms of feline hyperthyroidism are easy to overlook. It may be tricky to notice subtle symptoms, but the combination of symptoms points to feline hyperthyroidism. Early intervention is your best course of action for treating your cat’s hyperthyroidism. Learn the signs so you and your veterinarian can plan the best course of treatment for your cat! Weight Loss – If your cat is maintaining a healthy appetite, or eating more than usual and still losing weight, he or she could have feline hyperthyroidism. If you suspect your cat is losing weight......