LOL, MC!  But absolutely correctamundo.  At one point we had two hyper-t
cats, and they took the same pills (tapezole/methimazole) in different
dosages.  We used to keep whole, half and quarter pills pre-cut in 3
separate pill bottles.  Pill splitting day was like an exercise in higher
math...  I can't imagine a vet not knowing about hyper-t in cats!!  But the
upside is it's pretty treatable and the pills aren't outrageously expensive,
if you go the pill route.  I understand it can also be compounded into a
cream and rubbed onto their ears but my vet doesn't think it's as effective
that way.
Diane R.


[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MaryChristine
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem

okay, everyone, in harmony now, GET A NEW VET!

it's a major problem now that cats are living long enough for it to
manifest! if you like the vet, keep him for vaccinations and things, but if
he doesn't know about this yet, he's not whom you need for your dear.

as ever, objectively yours,


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Debbie Harrison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote: "hyper-t hyper thyroid"???  It is what I suspected with my
Baby Ruben...but the vet says "cats don't get that"....I tried to argue the
point, but she wouldn't listen...

Debbie (COL)
"You gotta bloom where you're planted!"


Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:26:08 -0700

Subject: [Felvtalk] ot-next problem

My cat Shaft has lost nearly half his body weight.  Everyone here has been
so sick I just didn't realize it until a few weeks ago (a few days before I
was leaving for a week's vacation).  I got him into the vet suspecting
hyper-t as soon as I got back.  That's what it was.  The vet detected a
heart murmer as well.  He is an estimated 18 years old.  He had a fever and
the vet put him on some amoxy for that, as well as the tapazole, of course.
Problem.  He now hides and I have to chase him around to get any med.s down
him.  I've given up on everything except the tapazole and he still hides.
Should I stress him out with the chase down?  Crate him for a while?  He
doesn't seem to be gaining ANY weight, and I have an appt. with vet again on
Monday.  We were supposed to wait a month, but he's getting worse, not
Does anyone have the link to join the hyper-t group or any other advice?  I
am quickly losing my mind. la la la la.


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