The Stealthy Threat That is Hyperthyroidism in Cats

hyperthyroidism in catsHave you ever wished you could eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and still lose weight? Some cats live this dream, but for them it is often more of a nightmare. Hyperthyroidism in cats is a real and a fairly commonly diagnosed condition, to boot. Fortunately, when properly diagnosed, Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services can often manage these sickly kitties quite effectively.

All About Hyperthyroidism in Cats

The thyroid gland is an important but often forgotten organ that plays a big role in day to day function, whether you are a human, cat, or mouse. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system, the body system responsible for secreting hormones. Be it insulin, growth hormone, or cortisol, hormones are an essential part of physiology.