• Today@lemmy.world
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    9 days ago

    Beautiful girl! My kitty was just diagnosed with hyperthyroisism and is now on meds twice a day. The only symptoms were drinking a lot and pottying on the floor beside the box. Drinks less now but still having box issues. How was your girl diagnosed?

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      9 days ago

      I started doing yearly blood tests as soon as she became a senior ( at age 8) they discovered it early. She’s 16 now but I wish I did the iodine therapy when she was younger to cure it :( But she has a lot of anxiety and suffers a lot even when I board her for a few days because she is very connected to me, she looses a lot of weight and stresses out so didn’t have the hear to put her through the iodine therapy and being away for 2 weeks due to the radioactivity. She is still very happy and purring next to me , I give her food through the day in puzzle toys so she also eats more and a very high protein diet to not loose muscle mass. I studied to be a vet nurse so it’s important for me to give her the best of care

  • niktemadur@lemmy.world
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    7 days ago

    I also have a 16-year old, he’s quite frail right now. Just a little while ago I walked up to him lying in his favorite cushion at the moment, put my arms around him and told him just how important he is around here. He is our elder statesman.