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Questions Answered: Dog Drops Food; Treatment for Hyperthyroid Cat; Ferret Facts

Questions Answered: Dog Drops Food; Treatment for Hyperthyroid Cat; Ferret Facts
Q: Our cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroid disease. We’re trying to learn which treats are safe to offer her. She is being fed the y/d (prescription diet). Also, can she have cat grass or catnip? Our veterinarian isn’t sure. — A.P., Cyberspace A: Dr. Mark Peterson, a veterinary endocrinologist based in New York City, is one... Read more »

Hyperthyroid Cats: Mark Peterson

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Dr. Mark Peterson is pretty credited for helping to develop radioactive iodine, a potential treatment and cure for hyperthyroid disease in cats.  He talks about all the possible treatments, and the increasing prevalence of hyperthyroid.

Hyperthyroid Cats

As our cats are living longer, it seems hyperthyroid (a disease found in older cats) is becoming more common. There may even be additional environmental explanations. The question, once diagnosed, what do you do to help your cat? This is legendary veterinarian Dr. Mark Peterson, one of the world’s experts on the topic.
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