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Holistic Hyperthyroid Treatment

BuddyBoo
August 31st, 2008, 12:08 AM
Has anyone used any homeopathic remedies for hyperthyroid in cats and if so what did you use and what did you think of it? Thanks!!:cat:

growler~GateKeeper
August 31st, 2008, 01:56 AM
I haven't used a homeopath remedy for HyperT but am currently using one to treat my cats' kidney failure, however there was a study done by my homeopath vet on homeopath remedies used for HyperT you can read it here (http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proceedings.plx?CID=WSAVA2006&PID=15735&O=Generic). My vet has been treating his own HyperT cat w/homeopath remedies & she is doing really well right now.

You will of course need to see a trained animal homeopath for the correct remedy or combination of remedies depending on what else is happening and also for the correct dosage specific to your cat's health. Homeopath remedies work to correct all imbalances for the health of the whole cat not just a single issue, so your cat may need a different remedy or dosage than what was used in the study.

Treating with homeopathy uses a different philosophy than conventional western medicine. It is something that needs to be embraced with an open mind and a positive outlook. :)

If you have more questions about homeopathy feel free to ask & I will try to answer :D

gardensgrow
April 8th, 2010, 07:15 PM
I remember you and have a question for you ... my hyper T kitty Nimmie first presented with weight loss and what turned out to be an abcessed anal gland and impacted anal gland.

Blood tests revealed hyper T.

Without getting into the roller coaster of diagnosis by many. Nim has a new Doctor and is doing well on antiemtic Metoclopramide and Hyper T med Methimazole.

And yet her anal glands continue to collect. They say hyper T masks other maladies. She is pretty cool about warm water a little soap and soak and Mom gently presses 5 and 7 o'clock until butt is better.

Thanks
Sharon

growler~GateKeeper
April 8th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Hi gardensgrow, in my research into HyperT I have not come across a direct corelation between HyperT & blocked/impacted anal glands.

The anal glands basically store toxins from the body to be expelled with the poop, it is normal for there to be moderate collection in the glands, and for the animal to empty them when frightened/stressed/excited, and for scent marking when they poop. If an animal has consistantly soft poop or diarreah there is not the pressure on the glands to express them as per normal when they poop.

Generally speaking it's better to allow the animal to express them on their own as the squeezing does hurt, however if there is a medical reason, such as previous blockage, then yes manual expression is required when neccessary.

Some info on anal glands here http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+1332&aid=509 and here http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/analglands.htm

What are Nim's poop like on a regular basis and what does she eat?

A high quality grain free wet food or raw is the ideal diet for any cat.

As for HyperT masking other medical issues, yes sometimes it does, most notiably concurrent kidney issues as there is increased blood flow with HyperT making the kidneys appear to be working normally. If there is a kidney issue it usually presents itself after 3-6 months of the T4 being properly stabilized/regulated because at that point the rest of the body is functioning normally.

Not every cat that has HyperT will develop other medical issues but since you now have that diagnosis your vet will be sure to keep an eye the blood results when you are testing the Thyroid hormone levels in order to catch anything that may occur early.

For more info on HyperT there is another thread here http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=60971

Libbii
April 22nd, 2010, 03:00 PM
I found using Resthyro for Cat Hyperthyroidism made a big difference in Mitzy's overall health.

I buy it online from http://www.petwellbeing.com/cat-hyperthyroid-p89.cfm