Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Little Darling

Pipi is a tiny cat. When she was very, very fat – she weighed up to 3.8 kgs. As she’s getting older she seemed to lose some weight. However in the past several months, she seemed to lose weight quite quickly although her appetite was very good. She was only 2.7 kgs when we took her to the vet for her vaccination and check up last week.

As I suspected, she has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. It seems to be not unusual for old cats to have over active thyroid – there is sustained release anti-thyroid medication that’s designed especially for cats. Pipi is on this medication at the mo. I have also found out that cats can also have radio-iodine treatment here in New Zealand as well. That’s good news as Pipi is not the easiest cat to pill even with the pill popper (2 man task). We will be looking at this option when her condition is more stable.

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