Hyperthyroid Cats and Fire Retardants

Butterton S.

Vet Rec, 2008. 162(7): p.224.

SIR, – A client with a hyperthyroid cat turned up the other day demanding that a blood test for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) be carried out on her animal. She had just learned via the   internet that these ubiquitous fire retardants found in most modern household soft furnishings and also present in tinned cat food were being blamed for feline hyperthyroidism in the USA.