Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Well she looks healthy and happy and I guess she is reasonably both... but my darling Jassie has been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. She is probably going to have a one off treatment of a radioactive pill. She will be in hospital for a week - hopefully while I am in NZ....

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid glands) is a very common disorder of older cats. It is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid glands, which are situated in the neck. Clinical signs associated with hyperthyroidism can be quite dramatic and cats can become seriously ill with this condition. However, in most cases hyperthyroidism is treatable and most cats will make a complete recovery.

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