Hyperthyroidism is a common disease in older cats. The good news is that there are several effective treatment options such as a special diet, medication, surgery, and radioiodine therapy. Because this is a chronic disease, it can change over time, so your veterinary team will want to re-evaluate your cat often to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
Websites we recommend:
Cat Friendly Homes’ feline hyperthyroidism information includes a discussion of the diagnostic tests and treatment options.
International Cat Care has a page on feline hyperthyroidism that has good details on treatment options.
Cornell Feline Health Center’s information on hyperthyroidism in cats includes information on possible complications.
Feline expert Dr. Sarah Caney has written an E-book (purchase required) on caring for a cat with hyperthyroidism.
Videos we recommend:
Cornell Feline Health Center’s video on giving your cat a pill or capsule.
Dr. Justine Lee’s video on hyperthyroidism in cats is a good overview of the disease.
Vet Professionals’Cat Cafe video tutorials for cat owners includes 2 on feline hyperthyroidism.