Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Feline Hyperthyroidism & Radio-Iodine (I-131)
Feline hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disease in cats. Early treatment is key!
Left untreated, hyperthyroidism will ultimately kill the cat. The disease creates a hypermetabolic state which has a devastating effect on all the body’s systems, especially the heart and the kidneys.
Our non-invasive alternative to risky thyroid surgery is stress-free, and over 95% effective in completely CURING the cat with one treatment!
After a single injection of radio-iodine, cats stay in our comfortable nuclear medicine ward until their radiation measurements drop to a safe level. Most cats go home in 1-3 days. (Severely hyperthyroid cats will stay longer.) These patients love to be at home, and we return them just as quickly as possible! The best news of all is that we return a patient who has been CURED.
Most patients adapt to the daily routine of eating, sleeping, and watching our artificial fish tanks. The accommodations are spacious, and our negative pressure cage ventilation system gives a constant flow of fresh air that is continually exhausted out of the building. Skylights provide natural light. It’s like being at the kitty spa! We give your cat the very best care, and our nurses give you daily progress reports by telephone or by e-mail.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Radioactive Iodine Treatment
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Your cat does not have to live with this disease! If your cat has been diagnosed with hyperthyroid, give us a call at (303) 663-2287. Our nurses will answer all your questions about our I-131 CURE. If you prefer, you can e-mail our nurses: CRCH@yourvetdoc.com