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Feline Hyperthyroidism Symptoms and Treatments
8 years ago
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The thyroid is a small gland found in the throat around the front of the trachea or windpipe, and is responsible for food metabolism and body organ function. In cases of hyperthyroidism too much thyroxine is produced and in many cases this is due to the growth of a small, non-malignant within the gland itself causing the increase in production. The reasons for the appearance of this benign growth are unclear.

It can occur in cats over one year old but it affects middle aged and older cats in the main. Its signs and symptoms are weight loss with an increased appetite (although, the reverse is true in a mall number of cases), vomiting and diarrhea, frequent and increased intake and output of water and a marked change in the cat's behaviour. He will become more active - hyperactive in many cases, and will often call and be far more skittish than usual. You may notice his eyes are kept wider than usual and that he reacts suddenly to stimuli.

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