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Could Your Cat Be Suffering With A Thyroid Problem?

Older cat laying in cat bed

Feline hyperthyroidism occurs in about 10% of cats over 10 years old.  It’s caused by an overactive thyroid gland. Pet parents of cats with hyperthyroidism report the following symptoms:

  • Increased vocalization

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • Increased water intake

  • Increased urination

  • Weight loss despite a normal appetite

  • Restlessness, increased activity

  • Defecation outside the litter box

  • Poor grooming

Early diagnosis by blood screening is key.  From there depending on symptoms, treatment is less complicated with early intervention.