Weight loss, ravenous appetite and vomiting

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I’ve found that the best way for the pills is to crush and put in some Gerber baby food (meat only). Never had a cat that didn’t like it.
 

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I have read here and other places the ear gel can cause irritation to their ears, but will need to ask how common that is. I have not personally used it.
I'm sure you will hear many different opinions. I actually preferred the transdermal ear gel because Carleton is very difficult to pill. He didn't mind the ear gel at all and had no irritation whatsoever.

I don't know if Izzy is a candidate for the I -131 treatment as she needs medication daily and she is very anxious.
There are several tests that have to be done prior to determining if Izzy is a good candidate for the I-131 treatment. Please refer to this site and scroll down to, "What Diagnostics Need to be Performed Prior to Referral?" Penn Vet | Feline Hyperthyroidism
Should your vet recommend Izzy for the I-131 there are many of us, myself included, who have gone through it with their cat and are here for guidance and support.
 

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I have looked at the gel because Izzy is the most difficult cat to pill. If I remember you are not suppose to crush the pills. If I went with the pill there are options/ methods to get it in her.I hope her levels change for the better, but at 15 they can start ' collecting ' medical conditions. I guess it will come down to what options are available to her, what the side effects are, and what of options she has available to her that will be the most effective. Thus far vet does not think the I - 131 is a good option for Izzy, and it might not be.
So far I only sign I was concerned about before her last bloodwork ( April )is all the vocalizations at night. Her weight is good and appetite is normal. No vomiting or diarrhea.I have to wait about two more months for retest bloodwork. I weigh her every week with no change.
 

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Thanks neely
I had been to two other vets including our only cat vet here. They refused to do bloodwork on my 10 year old cat said they would do bloodwork at 13 1/2 unless they felt there was a problem. Took him to where I am now did blood work and he had an issue that we were able to treat.We have open communication. We may disagree at times but ultimately can work together for the best for the cat.I have not had a cat with hyperthyroidism in many years and a lot has changed. I appreciate your input and help. This is in part what is great about TCS.
 

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I assume you trust your vet so listen to their recommendation and if you have any questions discuss it with them. :thumbsup:
While it is great to have a vet you can trust, you still must do your own research and question everything prescribed and done.
 

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While it is great to have a vet you can trust, you still must do your own research and question everything prescribed and done.
I absolutely do my research.Vet felt Izzy asthma was allergies. I was almost positive it was asthma.That is why a x ray was done and radiologist confirmed asthma.Many cats present with wheezing, she was coughing. Wheezing is more common then coughing in asthma so sometimes you need to be insisted.Coughing is less common in people as well.That is why TCS is good because I always want more information to be able to question things. Good thing is this vet is not like we are doing it my way. They listen a we develop a plan that can change based on what I am seeing at home. I don't hesitate to get a second opinion, go elsewhere, or see a specialist.
 
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