The Options for Treating Feline Hyperthyroidism.

Bruyette D.

Vet Med, 2004. 99(11): p.964-972.


You have numerous choices for treating hyperthyroid cats. Which therapy you choose depends on such factors as the cat’s health, the expense the owner is willing to bear, your experience, and the proximity of a radioiodine facility. The options for treating feline hyperthyroidism include surgery, medical therapy, and radioiodine therapy. The choice among these options is based on the animal’s clinical status (the severity of clinical signs and the presence of concurrent nonthyroidal illness), the costs, the clinician’s experience, and the availability of radioiodine therapy. Included in the article is a table that lists selected radioiodine facilities in the United States.