Does hyperthyroidism in cats cause kidney failure?

Hyperthyroidism in cats can potentially lead to kidney disease, although the relationship between the two conditions is not fully understood

Hyperthyroidism in cats can potentially lead to kidney disease, although the relationship between the two conditions is not fully understood. Research has shown that hyperthyroidism can cause changes in the kidneys, including changes in blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, and tubular function. These changes can lead to an increased risk of developing kidney disease, …

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20 facts about feline hyperthyroidism

Here are some interesting facts about feline hyperthyroidism. What interests me particularly is the increased risk of developing the condition due to exposure to certain chemicals and the fact that full-time indoor cats are at increased risk. I have always felt that there are too many odourless yet poisonous chemicals inside the home in …

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Can hyperthyroidism cause kidney disease in cats?

Thin hyperthyroid cat

No hyperthyroidism per se can’t cause kidney disease in cats but it seems that some treatments for hyperthyroidism can reduce kidney function. Dr Bruce Fogle in his book Complete Cat Care writes, “Chronic kidney failure does not occur as a direct effect of hyperthyroidism, but the two diseases often occur together simply because they …

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1 in 10 cats afflicted with hyperthyroidism in USA possibly caused by TDCIPP


This is a pet subject of mine. You can’t see it, feel it or smell it but it is dangerous and it affects us and our cat companions. I have written about this before. However, a recent article on the website compels me to address this issue again today. The author says that …

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Link found between modern flame retardant and feline hyperthyroidism

Where flame retardants are found

A link has been found between a modern flame retardant and cats who suffer from hyperthyroidism. This must be concerning to cat guardians. Back in the 1970s manufacturers began to use flame retardants in polyurethane foam in furniture (and other items). These flame retardants are called PBDEs. In 2004, US manufacturers started to voluntarily …

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Veterinarian says that 90% of cats with hyperthyroidism are cured with radioactive iodine

Radioactive iodine treatment for cats

Dr Laura Bahorich VMD, a veterinarian at Memphis Veterinary Specialists, tells us that she has a 90% success rate when using radioactive iodine or I-131 to treat domestic cats with hyperthyroidism. The price of the treatment is $900. It is injected. Another veterinarian, Dr Bart Madison at the Pet Hospitals’ Collierville Clinic, normally recommends …

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