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Just started my 17 year old smaller female cat Jessie on 0.5
Just started my 17 year old smaller female cat Jessie on 0.5 ml methimazole for hyperthyroidism. She also has early stage kidney disease and recently stated getting fluids once a day which my husband … read more
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I have a 17 year old feline who wants to eat wet food every 2-3 hours a day. Is there an underlying problem or is she just spoiled. When I am at work she eats her dry food.… read more
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My cat is 15 years old. He weighed 17 lbs. And within a few
My cat is 15 years old. He weighed 17 lbs. And within a few months lost 6 lbs. He eats well and acts the same as always. His stools seem fine and he urinates fine.is this just old age or should I take… read more
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Dr. Kara
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Hello! I have a question about my cat. She was diagnosed last year with Hyperactive thyr
Hello! I have a question about my cat. She was diagnosed last year with Hyperactive thyroid. It got very bad before I knew there was something wrong. I got the radioactive iodine treatment almost exac… read more
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I am faced with my 12 year old cat having hyperthyroidism.
I am faced with my 12 year old cat having hyperthyroidism. The treatment whether it be to kill the thyroid or to treat the condition is very expensive and also the results of possibly losing her to he… read more
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petdoctor09
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hi,my cat lacey has had serious problems with balance has all
hi,my cat lacey has had serious problems with balance has all symptoms of a brain tumor for a year now. has been to vet countless times and a specialist. i could not afford a MRI but both agree she pr… read more
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My 11 y/o cat was just diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. The
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I have a 13 year old cat that has been having issues with vomiting
I have a 13 year old cat that has been having issues with vomiting and diarrhea. She vomits 1-3 times a week. Her stool is usually soft and can have a very bad odor. The color can be light brown and o… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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Hi my name is Toni, My 11yrd old male cat was diagnose
Hi my name is Toni, My 11yrd old male cat was diagnose w/Hyperthyroid condition. The vet told me, There's two obtion, 1. Ultrasound or 2. Medication (METHIMAZOLE). I read the side effect of the mediat… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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why does my cat of 12 years old look emaciated when she eats,
why does my cat of 12 years old look emaciated when she eats, drinks, and uses the litter box regular. She has loss of energy, rapid heart rate. Some days she throws-up a lot. About a year a go a vet … read more
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For the last 6 months, my 13 year old cat has been taking felimazole 5 mg daily for hyperthryroidism. A new vet suggested the option of surgery to remove a small growth on her thryroid or to continue … read more
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My cat just was tested for hyperthrodism - the results are not yet back. The only symtoms are a fast heart rate and a bebee size nodule on the thyroid. He also has breathing problems with lung x-rays … read more
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My 14 year old cat has been diagnosed with thyroid problems
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I have a cat 8lbs 11 years old that has been diagnosed with
I have a cat 8lbs 11 years old that has been diagnosed with Thyroid problems. Can I give the cat Iodine as a supplement and how much? What do you suggest? He also has two other siblings (female) and o… read more
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I have a 17 year old domestic short hair cat. She had her first
I have a 17 year old domestic short hair cat. She had her first seizure 1/1/10. I took her to the ER vet. Labs done CBC, Basic Chem, Thyroid...all were normal except slightly above range in BUN/Creat.… read more
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Dr. Andy
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My cat has been diagnosed with hyperthyrodism. We have been
My cat has been diagnosed with hyperthyrodism. We have been using the herbal medicine, and considering the radiation treatment. Bubba is eating very little, is not hyperactive, or yowling. He is eatin… read more
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