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.
_____ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:55 PM To: email@example.com 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, MC On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Debbie Harrison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Question...is "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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 better. 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. t _____ Invite your mail contacts to join your friends list with Windows Live Spaces. It's easy! Try <http://spaces.live.com/spacesapi.aspx?wx_action=create&wx_url=/friends.aspx &mkt=en-us> it! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine
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