Jan 28th, 2016
Topics: General Blogs
A 12-year-old spayed female cat presents with a history of vomiting, drinking a lot of water, increased activity, and being more "grumpy" than usual. Her appetite is increased but she's lost several pounds and is now quite thin. Her haircoat is dull and poorly groomed (by herself). She has a normal temperature and the other cats at home are healthy. What is our first suspicion as a diagnosis and how do we test for it?         For a cat who presents with this set of symptoms, our primary rule-out is Hyperthyroidism. A simple blood test measuring high total thyroid hormone gives the diagnosis.    Hyperthyroidism occurs typically in middle-aged and older cats. High levels ... Continue Reading