Your cat’s thyroid glands produce hormones that regulate its digestive system, heart and kidney functions, and energy levels. A decrease in thyroid hormones can cause weight gain and a lack of energy. While hypothyroidism is not life-threatening and rare in cats, treatment can improve the quality of your cat’s life if your cat is diagnosed with this condition.
Cat Hypothyroidism Symptoms
Because hypothyroidism occurs most frequently in older cats, signs of an under-active thyroid may be mistaken for basic aging. Cats with hypothyroidism have symptoms that include:
- Increased weight gain
- Decreased energy
- Dull coat
- Failure to use the litter box
- Difficulty grooming
- Joint problems
Cat Hypothyroidism Treatment
Your vet will use a blood test to determine the function of your cat’s thyroid. Hypothyroidism is usually treated with medication that supplements the thyroid’s hormones. This medication is administered orally once or twice a day. After your cat’s thyroid levels have stabilized, the vet will continue to monitor them once or twice a year. The National Pet Pharmacy carries products to help maintain the health of your cat’s thyroid, including Vetri-Science CoEnzyme Supplement and Solid Gold Seameal Powder Mineral & Vitamin Supplement.
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