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My cat who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism started ding

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My cat who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism started hiding under the bed for 3 days and not eating at all. So I took Midnight in to see the Vet and she was very dehydrated. So we did blood work and Midnight stayed with the Vet for two days getting hydrated via IV. The lab work came back normal and the Vet found no organ abnormalities. So I picked up midnight this morning and released her back into my bedroom where her water, food, and litter are. She dranked some water and headed back under the bed where she has been all afternoon. Still not eating food. Now what? Go back to the Vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help. How old is she? Were any other tests other than lab work done (such as ultrasound or xrays)? Has she had any vomiting, diarrhea, etc.?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No vomiting. No diarrhea. Not sure about ultrasound but Vet stated that he found no organ problems, other than the dehydration
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information. How old is she? How long have you been treating the hyperthyroidism?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
10+. Been treating the hyperthyroidism for two years
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

I'm unable to take phone calls right now.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need some advice soon or I'll be back at the VET again
Expert:  Christian K. replied 1 year ago.

I will opt out and perhaps another vet can take your live phone call.

Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry Midnight is not feeling well. The only time a cat stops eating is when she is sick or in pain. Hiding is another indication that something is bothering her.

Since her blood work was unremarkable we must look for something not organ related like a bad tooth, earache, constipation or nausea.

Perhaps her dosage of tapizole needs adjustment.

Drain the water from a can of tuna into a bowl and see if she will lap it up. If she does, offer the tuna.

Get a jar of baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic. Warm the food to bring out the aroma.

Wipe her face and neck with a cool damp cloth to relieve nausea. Try to get her to lick an ice cube.

Add one quarter of a ten mg pepcid (famotidine) to a tablespoon of baby food.

Try to feed 20 minutes later.

Please let me know if she eats and how she is doing.

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