Management of Hyperthyroidism in Client-Owned Cats with an Iodine-Restricted Food

Van Der Kooij M., Becvarova I., Meijer H.P., et al.

Conference Proceedings, (2011). ECVIM: p.EN-16

Feline hyperthyroidism is one of the most common endocrine disorders in middle-aged and elderly cats. Currently, three treatment options are available: (i) anti-thyroid medication, (ii) thyroidectomy and (iii) radioiodine therapy. Recently, a new treatment option consisting of an iodine-restricted food was introduced in the management of feline hyperthyroidism. Previous studies showed that the food is a safe and effective method for decreasing circulating total thyroxine (TT4) concentration and managing hyperthyroidism in a research colony of cats. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of an iodine-restricted food on circulating TT4 concentrations and clinical parameters in client-owned hyperthyroid cats.