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Odie is abt 13 years old. He has hyper-thyroid & had
Odie is abt 13 years old. He has hyper-thyroid & had radio-iodine therapy years ago. The effects of that wore off & he has been taking methimazole. Last Friday he vomited a lot & had an elevated heart… read more
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My 14 year old cat has been in diabetic remission for 2 years.
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