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My cat has been on methimazole for almost 2 years 2.5 mg
My cat has been on methimazole for almost 2 years 2.5 mg twice a day. She had been losing weight so back in July the vet put her on cortisol or cortisone x 2 weeks which did help she gained about 1.5 … read more
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I'm running out of options cat (she just turned 16 and
I'm running out of options for my cat (she just turned 16 and is an indoors cat). She was on Methimazole but it made her extremely lethargic and she started vomiting from it. The doctor suggested Hill… read more
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My 20 year old female kitty is losing wt. and has hyperthyroidism
My 20 year old female kitty is losing wt. and has hyperthyroidism and arthritis. She eats a lot. I am trying to give her protein rich food. wet: between 9-10 % dry: between 40-50 %. She is on Methimaz… read more
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i am wondering if my cat could be either cured of her hyperthyroidism
i am wondering if my cat could be either cured of her hyperthyroidism or have switched to hypothryroidism, though i don't much no the symptoms of that? she has been on a prescription diet and herbal m… read more
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Help my kitty has a thyroid issue. My vet decided my kitty
Help my kitty has a thyroid issue. My vet decided my kitty was getting old. I'm afraid the lack of good care may have gone on to long. I am giving her methimazole gel stick in the ear. KItty weight is… read more
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My 13 year old kitty, Annabelle, is being treated for bronchitis
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My cat, who is about 9 years old meows alot, which is really
My cat, who is about 9 years old meows alot, which is really nothing new, but she seems to be doing it more frequently plus she also has been throwing up her food lately. I have 3 other cats and they … read more
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HI, IS ANYONE AN EXPERT ON RADIOIODINE THERAPY? MY CAT IS
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My 15 year old Himalayan cat was diagonosed a month ago with
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I have an older cat as least 14 to 16 yrs of age, and he has
I have an older cat as least 14 to 16 yrs of age, and he has recently had an enormous appetite, constant begging for food, and appears to be losing weight, what do these symptoms mean?… read more
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Hi I have a13 year old cat and when I took her in for her
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My cat is 16 years old and very active. She is small in size.
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My cat has been having diarrhea for several weeks and the vet
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I have a 13 year old cat, who until recently has been pretty
I have a 13 year old cat, who until recently has been pretty healthy. 6 months ago I took him to the vet - he weighed about 10 lbs at the time and was happy and healthy. First, they diagnosed him with… read more
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