Our cat has had Hyperthyroidism for years now and he eats like a bear. He is on 7.5mg of Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) a day. It is really hard to keep his weight up. We feed him fresh wild whole ground rabbit (bones and all) once a day that we get from a local fresh pet food supplier. No chemicals or preservatives. He really likes it. The only thing you have to watch out for with rabbit is that it contains very few vitamins or minerals which can cause protein poisoning or "mal de caribou". ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_starvation
Please let me know how he goes on the Resthyro. If it helps your cat I might get some to try on "Stimpy".
The vet-ordered medication is called "Methimazole TDG/Lipoderm" - dose is 0.1ml twice a day on inner tip of ears.
The Resthyro is on it's way here.. shipped a few days ago. I'll keep you posted on the results. We'll switch Sam over to that when it arrives. Here's a description:http://petproducts.petwellbeing.com/search?w=resthyro+for+cat+hyperthyroidism&asug=resth&CFID=6328683&CFTOKEN=35252967What is Resthyro?
For those who prefer non-surgical, natural treatments, we offer Resthyro for Cat Hyperthyroidism. Carefully formulated by a leading naturopathic veterinarian, this very popular product is loaded with a powerful combination of seven different herbal extracts. Together, they are very effective in treating feline hyperthyroidism
* Improves digestion
* Relieves tension and irritability
* Improves cardiovascular functions
* Balances thyroid function (inhibits over-production of thyroid hormones)
An all-natural product, Resthyro has no adverse side effects and is safe for long-term use.
What is cat Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is very common with middle-aged and older cats. It results when the thyroid glands (located near the catís windpipe) produce too much thyroid hormone.
Hyperthyroid pets often lose weight despite a normal appetite and become nervous, irritable and vocal. For several days, they may be hyperactive and have a rapid heart beat, then lethargic, apathetic and uninterested in food, play or grooming. Unfortunately thyroid balances are extremely common in cats, the biggest one being hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of feline hyperthyroidism
* Weight loss
* Poor coat quality
* Increased appetite
* Increased water intake
* Increased urine output
* Occasional vomiting or diarrhea
* Hyperactivity, irritability, increased yowling
If you suspect your cat has an overactive thyroid, you should consult your vet. Traditional treatments include radioactive iodine therapy, surgical removal of the thyroid gland, and ongoing treatment with anti-thyroid medications.
* Eleutherococus Senticosus: balances thyroid (impedes thyroid hypertrophy induced by thyroidin, and thyroid gland atrophy induced by hormones); stimulates metabolism.
* Bugleweed: Inhibits Thyroid-stimulating hormones; slows and strengthens heart contractions action; relieves tension and irritability; it does not contains salycilates.
* Lemon Balm: inhibits thyroid activity by blocking the TSH receptors; improves digestion; relaxes nervous tension and excitability.
* Hawthorn: heart and vascular tonic, strengthens cardiovascular structures and functions.
* Skullcap: sedative; moderates nerve transmissions; stimulates kidney function; detoxicant.
* Gotu Kola: tonic, mild diuretic, balances hormones.
* Valerian: reduces inflammation, relaxes spasms and relieves pain.
* Glycerin based