Hyperthyroidism is very common with middle-aged and older cats; in fact it has become one of the most common ailments that vets see. It results when the thyroid glands (located near the cat’s windpipe) produce too much thyroid hormone.
My cat, Smokey Joe was diagnosed with Hyperthyroid. He would yowl constantly, eat and drink water like he would never have either again. His coat had become very dry, brittle and lack-luster. His urine was an over-abundance and his bowel movements loose and the smell unbearable. He had already lost 4 pounds. I felt so bad for my baby! I put him on a special diet That was recommended for him by our Veterinarian. He did not like the food in the dry or wet form and I did not want him on the prescription medication because of the side affects. Surgery was out of the question because I do not have that kind of money. I did some research on this subject and found a dietary supplement that addressed this issue with many great reviews. His coat is beginning to get a shine and he does not yowl constantly. He has gained some weight and the yowling has subsided until it is time to eat again. I still give him a tablespoon of wet food in the morning and night along with the Resthyro Gold twice a day, (which is his thyroid supplement) and at night with a vitamin supplement which is called (Daily Best Liquid) by Pet Naturals. Sometimes I give him a wet food treat three times a day and I leave dry food and water out at all times for all of my sweet little friends.
I also give Smokey Joe Beechnut baby foods. (meat) He needs the protein and he likes it!
Resthyro Gold is an all natural supplement without any side effects. The supplement is formulated to maintain the normal thyroid hormone production and support for digestion and the appetite. A cautionary note: it is not to be taken in conjunction with any conventional, prescription medication. http://www.amazon.com/PetAlive-PTYP001-Thyro-Pet-50-ml/dp/B000TMPQVW/ref=sr_1_3?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1349285427&sr=1-3&keywords=cat+thyroid
Hyperthyroid pets often lose weight despite a normal appetite and become nervous, irritable and vocal.They may be hyperactive and have a rapid heart beat, lethargic, apathetic and uninterested in food, or eat everything in sight. Unfortunately thyroid imbalances are extremely common in cats.
Symptoms of feline hyperthyroidism
Poor coat quality
Increased water intake
Increased urine output
Occasional vomiting or diarrhea
Hyperactivity, irritability, increased yowling
If you suspect your cat has an overactive thyroid or any other problem always consult your vet.