If your cat has hyperthyroidism then he or she is probably having to take tablets every day. We know how stressful this can be for both you and your cat so in order to try and make things easier we have sourced a new medicine. This medicine comes in the form of a gel, a small volume of which is applied to the inside of your cat’s ear just once a day. This is a very simple procedure which is easily learned and which most cats will tolerate very well. We can explain and demonstrate how to apply the gel and you can also watch a short video (see link below).
The active ingredient is the same as the one we prescribe in tablet form so we know that it will be effective, but we will need to monitor your cat’s thyroid level with blood tests for the first few months after you switch over from the tablets. The medicine costs slightly more than the tablets but most owners are happy to pay a little extra for the added convenience.
If your cat is currently taking tablets for hyperthyroidism (eg Vidalta, Thiafeline/Felimazole) and you are interested in this new medicine, please book an appointment and we will be happy to discuss the treatment in further detail.