What should I feed my cat with hyperthyroidism?

What should I feed my cat with hyperthyroidism?

It is best to feed: Canned or raw diets, that contain little to no fruits, vegetables, or grains. Any canned cat food is better than any dry, which contains too much carbohydrate and plant-based protein.

What should a hyperthyroid cat not eat?

IMPORTANT: Cats who are being treated for hyperthyroidism with an iodine-restricted diet CANNOT be fed anything other than their prescription food. This means absolutely no treats, no people food, and no scavenging or hunting.

Is tuna bad for cats with hyperthyroidism?

Be sure your canned tuna is made with 100% fish and packed with water, not oil. Artificial flavors have ties to causing hyperthyroidism in cats.

Is there a special diet for hyperthyroidism in cats?

Cats with hyperthyroidism have happier, healthier lives when their caregivers are knowledgeable about the disease and its dietary management. Here are some hyperthyroidism management tips about what should be included in a diet for cats with hyperthyroidism and why it’s such an important part of managing the disease.

What are the restrictions for feline I-131 treatment?

The client must sign and retain the provided instruction sheet for home care of the I-131 treated cat at the time of discharge. Restrictions include minimizing contact with the pet, especially for the first two weeks, handling of the cat and waste products with latex gloves for 6 weeks, and special waste storage procedures for the first two weeks.

What should the iodine level be for cats with hyperthyroidism?

However, the effects of long-term iodine restriction on a cat’s health are still being studied. Iodine levels in foods for cats with hyperthyroidism should be limited to 0.32 parts per million or less.

How old do cats have to be to have hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism may be the single most commonly diagnosed hormonal disease in cats next to diabetes. It is generally a disease of older cats with an average age around 9-10+ years, but can be seen in cats as young as 5 years of age.

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