Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Videos of a Hyperthyroid Cat, Before and After I-131 Treatment

These are before and after videos of a hyperthyroid cat cat we treated with radioiodine at Hypurrcat.

As you can see in the above video, before treatment she was getting ready to go into a hyperthyroid crisis (sometimes called a thyroid storm). She was experiencing severe heart issues, including tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and ventricular arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), due to her hyperthyroidism. She was anxious, agitated, panting, and underweight.

The second video shows the same cat, after she has been cured of her hyperthyroidism with a radioiodine treatment at the Hypurrcat Spa. This video is taken 3 months after her I-131 treatment. She is now relaxed and she has gained weight back. Recent blood tests reveal that her T4 level has returned to normal, meaning that she is now cured of hyperthyroidism.

For more information about feline hyperthyroidism, please visit the Animal Endocrine Clinic website, the Hypurrcat website and Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter. You may also call us for more information: (212) 362-2650.


Rebecca said...

My cat was discharged home this morning after having a thyroid storm and blood clot in his front foot.

I have him home now but he is still panting and crying out periodically. I'm really scared- is this to be expected? How many hours/days does it take (with medication) to get him back to his old self?


Dr. Mark E. Peterson said...

Sounds like you need to call your vet back and make sure that the medications are all appropriate and at the correct doses. WIthout knowing the whole medical history, I cannot really answer your question. Again, talk to your vet(s).