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How Much Iodine?

Discussion in 'Raw & Home-Cooked Cat Food' started by Graceful-Lily, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    I'm not new to feeding raw but with Felix having hyperthyroidism now, I'm wondering how much iodine is in raw meat? Would it be possible for him to get better on a raw diet alone?
     

  2. Furballsmom

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  3. mschauer

    mschauer TCS Member Top Cat

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    The only way to effectively treat hyperthyroidism in a cat is with the close supervision of a vet. It is not something you can do yourself via diet modification.
     
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  4. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

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    They can destroy part of the thyroid with a radioactive medication that specifically targets the thyroid, or surgically remove part of it. I would discuss with your vet what the options are and if it is even possible to control hyperthyroidism through diet. This is a serious, life threatening condition and you definitely need medical facts, not internet or other people's findings. Good luck, and please keep us posted on what you find out!
     
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  5. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    I am aware of all the treatment options. Was just wondering about a raw diet.
     

  6. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

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    Diet is certainly important your cat should be receiving approx. 60% protein and 40% fat in the diet to maintain. And a raw diet is certainly the closest to this and more likely the healthiest. But this is to maintain, I saw no evidence that it actually cures the ailment, or even controls it. Only surgery/meds can keep it under control, But certainly ask your vet.
     
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