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My mommy wanted to write you and let you know how much she appreciates everything you did for me. I am doing a lot better than expected. Mom is having trouble keeping me from running and jumping on my leg. I would say I’m 95% better already.

She wanted to say thank God for giving us people like you to take care of us in our time of need. I hope I never have to see you again but I mean that in a good way. Ha Ha.

Emily Trent

Radioiodine (I-131)

Erick Mears, DVM

Hyperthyroidism is a common disease in middle-aged and older cats. It is a condition caused by a benign tumor of the thyroid gland that begins to produce too much thyroid hormone. The net result of this is usually weight loss in the face of increased appetite, vomiting, and often times heart disease.
Treatment for hyperthyroidism is with either:

  • Medication (which blocks synthesis of thyroid hormone). Medication must be given for the life of the cat.
  • Surgery (to remove the tumor)
  • Radioactive iodine, or I-131.

I-131 has many advantages:

  • 94% curative
  • Least expensive long-term treatment
  • No daily pilling
  • No surgical risk

Care Center offers I-131 treatment in association with I-Cat. To learn more about I-Cat, click here. You can schedule a treatment for I-131 at the Care Center by calling Dr. Erick Mears and I-Cat at: 1-866-497-3784.


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