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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Winston View Post
Does anyone else have a kitty with a thyroid issues? I am assuming that this is a natural part of the aging process ??
Not necessarily. Hyperthyroidism is due to a non-malignant (usually) tumor on the thyroid gland, which churns out an increased amount of thyroxine hormone. Did the vet check Tabitha's T4 levels on her last blood test? Sometimes the result can appear to be within normal ranges but if it's increasing as she ages instead of decreasing like it should, she may still have hyperthyroidism. In that case, it might be a good idea to also get a FreeT4 test done at the same time as the regular T4, especially if she's exhibiting symptoms. Does she drink much water? How is her appetite?
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