Hyperthyroid

Amanda RobinsonAmanda Robinson SyracuseMember Posts: 29
edited 22 September, 2007 in Cat Health
Hi. My cat Tafi has hyperthyroid. For awhile, I forced her the pills but then whenever I came into the room she'd hide from me, and when I did get her she refuses to swallow. If I hide them in cat food she sometimes eats them, but not enough to do much. Currently her hips, shoulders, and spine are very prominent. She told me that she'd be leaving very soon, and I don't want her to go. I don't have any money for special treatment, so the only options I can see are reiki and holistic. I don't want her to waste away, and I don't want to have to give the OK to euthanize her in the near future. Does anyone have advice?

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  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 22 September, 2007
    You can have the medicine made up into a transdermal gel. This is a cream you rub on the inside of the ears, rather than forcing a pill in. I would recommend having a compounding pharmacy make this up for you. I also ,know of a pharmacy that make special "chews." These are like treats and have the medicine made into the treat. They come in many flavors 9chicken , tuna, liver, seafood, turkey, etc). If you'd like their phone # so your vt can Rx the medicine through them, just pmail me. We use this pharmacy all the time at mom's work (they are a reputable pharmacy).
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