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.