Thinking about different treatments around the thyroid gland vs not treating.
Diet, tablets and iodine treatment. Without treatment, the cat gradually gets worse.
Correct? Are there no other options? Can not cure, but relieve maybe?
Are the drugs Thacapzol and Felimazole equivalent?
Or is there a difference that makes one medicine better suited than the other depending on the cat’s condition / problems in general?
If a cat already has low levels of red blood cells, is this treatment out of the question? Kidney worries?
Iodine treatment, I perceive that you do not want to do on old cats as it is too strenuous.
Especially if the cat has other ailments such as kidney problems.
Y / D diet must not be mixed with another if it is to have the intended effect?
Can cats that do not have such problems eat it without problems?
If you have several cats, it is difficult to prevent, I mean.
Not treating is rarely an option for a long period of time as the cat gradually gets worse and feels bad from its illness.
The tablet treatment can have certain side effects and requires that you can give the cat tablets 1-2 times / day as well as regular blood tests at the vet.
Felimazole and Thacapzol contain the same substance (Tiamazol) but Thacapzol is made for humans and Felimazole for cats.
Iodine treatment is also done on older cats, but many do not choose this in a very old cat as it is usually the most expensive option.
You can also do iodine treatment on cats with other diseases, but many opt out precisely because of the cost and that the cat must be admitted to an animal hospital for a week.
If the cat has another concomitant disease with a poor prognosis such as seriously ill kidneys, it may be unnecessary to expose the cat and wallet to iodine treatment as the prognosis for kidney disease can unfortunately be poor.
Most people therefore do not choose iodine treatment if the cat is seriously ill in something else or very old.
Y / D must be given strictly and you must not add anything else at all for it to work. It is safe for healthy cats to eat y / d but you should give the healthy cats supplements of regular cat food daily (1 tablespoon is enough).
If the cat has anemia, a cause for this should be found and preferably treated before starting treatment.
In addition to the above treatment methods, you can also have surgery to remove the thyroid gland.
Read more about hyperthyroidism in cats here!
Hope my answer could help you!