What You Need To Know About Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Hyperthyroidism in cats (also called feline hyperthyroidism) is a fairly common disease, and one that all cat owners should be aware of.

The disease is the result of excessive levels of the thyroid hormone, known as T4, produced by a growth or tumor on the thyroid gland. Although the growth itself is usually benign, the damage to an animal’s body that can result are often life threatening.

Feline hyperthyroidism most often affects middle-aged and senior cats. Learning how to recognize and treat this disease is key to keeping your kitty’s good health going long into his or her golden years.


Stopping Stress in Cats

funny evil gray striped catYou may have to fight the urge to laugh when the words “stress” and “cat” are used in the same sentence. What could our feline friends possibly have to worry about? They have warm beds, an abundance of toys, and limitless food at their beck and call.

Stress in cats is a real issue, though, and Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to make sure that your cat isn’t one of those who are affected.

Identifying Stress in Cats

A stressed cat is an unhappy one. Our kitty friends aren’t always good about letting us know what they need, but if you watch closely, you can easily identify a happy, content cat from an anxious, worried one. Your cat may be stressed if he or she: