Cats, Hyperthyroid and Foods to Avoid

Smokey JoeHyperthyroidism can be a factor of a variety of medical conditions, a fast heartbeat, high blood pressure and enlargement of the heart. It is important to get your cat’s hyperthyroidism under control with medication  and diet. (I use a natural supplement for cats thyroid health.)   Therefore it can cause a variety of problems including damage to the eyes and other organs.
There are several foods which must be avoided if your cat has been diagnosed with this disease. Exclusion foods include; canned foods and dry foods with ingredients of seafood such as whitefish and salmon. Foods that include sweet potatoes, turnips, millet and sorghum should also be avoided.

Beef and poultry foods are best. There are also some herbs that are beneficial to your cat.

These herbs are;

Astragalus, an  herb that is native to China and Mongolia helps to improve the immune system and is an effective treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

Kelp, is an antioxidant from the sea, and it’s great for heart, joints, circulation and cholesterol.

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties, and eases the digestive tract.

Keep in mind that these herbs are not only good for your cat.  They are great for us too!

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