Feline hyperthyroidism

Feline hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrinopathy in U.S. cats older than 10 years. The American Association of Feline Practitioners says the disease affects between 1.5 and 11.4% of cats worldwide. Are you ready to handle the cases you’ll surely see? Stay up to date with the latest on the condition, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, team training and more, all in this Essential.

Updates on feline hyperthyroidism

Virginia Tech and VCA research studies could help hyperthyroid cats

Aug 04, 2016

Veterinarians hope their clinical research will address major gaps in forms of treatment. ...

AAFP announces new guidelines for feline hyperthyroidism

May 20, 2016

A comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of this common veterinary endocrine disease. ...

Can you guess the No. 1 medical conditions in dogs and cats?

Apr 07, 2016

The results are in! Nationwide announces the top medical conditions of 2015 and the average cost to treat. Does their list match up with what you see most in your veterinary practice? ...

Research review: Does fish flavoring contribute to hyperthyroidism in cats?

Feb 12, 2016

Our experts weigh in on this compelling study from Japan. ...

Journal Scan: Hyperthyroid cats: Is iodine restriction enough?

Dec 18, 2015

While a restricted diet appears promising, it alone should not be the first-line therapy at this time. ...

Diagnosing feline hyperthyroidism

Diagnosing feline hyperthyroidism: It's not always as simple as it seems

Don't rely too heavily on T4 concentrations since cats can have a false elevation. ...

Community Blog: TSH as a marker for the development of hyperthyroidism in geriatric cats

The role of this hormone in diagnosing hyperthyroidism is an area of active research in veterinary medicine. ...

Just Ask the Expert: What is the lifespan of cats with hyperthyroidism?

Dr. David Bruyette answers this reader question. ...

How to ultrasound and evaluate the thyroid and parathyroid glands

One of the strengths of ultrasound imaging is its ability to resolve very small soft-tissue structures. ...

Choosing the best tests to diagnose feline hyperthyroidism

In this article, I describe the most common clinical signs and physical examination findings in hyperthyroid cats. I also review the available diagnostic methods, including their advantages and disadvantages. ...

Treating feline hyperthyroidism

Just Ask the Expert: Are thyroidectomies still an option for cats with hyperthyroidism?

Surgeon Dr. Jenifer Newton explains why this is no longer her treatment of choice. ...

Feline hyperthyroidism: A Q&A audio proceedings (Sponsored by Hill's Pet Nutrition)

Listen to the experts discuss nutritional management of hyperthroid cats. ...

When should you test hyperthyroid cats after methimazole administration?

As small-animal clinicians know, hyperthyroidism is a common disorder in cats. Treatment often includes management with methimazole, a drug blocking thyroid hormone synthesis. ...

Feline hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism can be diagnosed in most cats based on clinical signs consistent with the disease, physical examination findings including a palpable thyroid nodule and an increased serum total T4 concentration. ...

The options for treating feline hyperthyroidism

The options for treating feline hyperthyroidism include surgery, medical therapy, and radioiodine therapy. ...

Associated conditions

Just Ask the Expert: The nightmare of the midnight serenade

A little night music is not so pretty when it's coming from your kitty—and you're trying to sleep. Here's how to help clients curtail the caterwauling. ...

Just Ask the Expert: Tackling a trifecta of long-term diseases

Advice on a geriatric cat with hyperthyroidism, renal disease, and diabetes. ...

Just Ask the Expert: Managing a cat with concurrent hyperthyroidism and diabetes

Dr. David Bruyette tackles the case of a cat with two endocrine diseases. ...

Managing the hyperthyroid cat with renal disease (Proceedings)

Recognizing hypertension in cats with hyperthyroidism is not always simple. In normal cats, measurement of blood pressure is fairly reliable, whether using oscillometry or Doppler ultrasonography.1 Both correlate well with intra-arterial measurements.2 The "white coat effect", however, is not always recognized in feline medicine, and this effect may well be more pronounced in cats with hyperthyroidism than in less stressed normal cats. ...

Client and team education

Client video: Is your elderly kitty getting skinny?

Get older cats with sudden weight loss into your veterinary clinic to make sure serious disease isn't looming. ...

A quick tip on stocking therapeutic veterinary diets

Check out this off-the-shelf advice from a veterinary nutritionist. ...

Veterinary client communication: Educate, educate, and educate some more

Calm client fears about radioiodine treatment. ...

Ease the strain of chronic illness for veterinary clients

The path for clients with chronically ill pets can be difficult and paved with pitfalls. Here's how to ease clients' way down this long and winding road. ...

Nutritional nuggets for hyperthyroid cats

The right veterinary diet can be key to helping manage hyperthyroidism. Consider this advice about how to offer nutritional support for cats with hyperthyroidism. ...

Old veterinary patients, new care

As cats age, they're at increased risk for health issues. Take these tips to heart and take care of your older veterinary patients. ...