Feline Hyperthyroidism

Brennan S.F. and Jones B.R.

European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, 2005. 15(2): p.169-172.


This paper discusses the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of hyperthyroidism. now recognized as the most common endocrine disease of the cat. Although the aetiology of the disorder remains unclear, it diagnosis and treatment are by now routine. However, hyperthyroid cats are often less severely affected clinically than in the past because of increased awareness ad earlier diagnosis, and this can impact on the accuracy of diagnostic tests used and the need for more permanent treatment options.