Feline Hyperthyroidism. Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Mooney C.T.

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2001. 31(5): p.963-83, viii.


Today, hyperthyroid cats are less symptomatic than those 10 or 15 years ago, and early diagnosis impacts the range and severity of the routine clinicopathological abnormalities traditionally associated with this disorder. In addition, a greater range of tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis as cats may be assessed before a serum total T4 concentration exceeds the reference range. Curative treatment options may be more desirable in early cases, but renal function may be adversely affected by the induction of euthyroidism and should be carefully evaluated before treatment.