12 February 2018
Radioactive Iodine Service for the treatment of Hyperthyroidism in cats
Radioactive iodine therapy can be considered the gold standard therapy with a reported success rate of 95%. It is also ideal for patients that are unsuitable for medical treatment or surgery. Most cats are no longer hyperthyroid after one treatment of radioactive iodine.
The radioactivity is very local and there is no hair loss or other side effects that are associated with radiotherapy. It is well documented that 20% to 25% of hyperthyroid cats have multiple areas of hyperfunctional (over-active) thyroid tissue, which is destroyed with radioiodine treatment regardless of location.
Radioactive iodine therapy is safe and effective but does require hospitalisation of the patient for 2-4 weeks.
For further information on this service and the treatment of hyperthyroidism please contact us.