This is led by our internal medicine specialist vets, Barbara Gallagher and Pauline Jamieson. We are currently the only specialist referral centre in the North West able to offer this service.
Hyperthyroidism is a common condition in older cats, which means that the thyroid gland is producing too much thyroid hormone.
A blood test can identify the condition. If left untreated, hyperthyroidism can adversely affect the heart and the kidneys and can cause high blood pressure.
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This has to be a referral from you own veterinary practice, please let them know that you would like the treatment for your cat and they will send us a referral request.
We will contact you to book your cat in for a consultation with our specialist vet. Your cat will need a full pre-assessment to see if they are eligible for the radioiodine treatment, this will include, blood tests, blood pressure measurement and analysis of the urine.
If your cat passes the assessment, they will then be booked in for the treatment at the next availability
Your cat will have a mild sedation and will then be given a sub-cutaneous injection of radioiodine until controlled conditions
Your cat will be in the hospital for approximately 2 weeks
Unfortunately due to health and safety reasons you will be unable to visit your cat whilst in the hospital, but you can call for regular updates.
The pre assessment is approximately £500 which includes a consultation with one of our internal medicine specialist vets, blood tests, blood pressure measurement and assessment of the urine (further tests may be needed at a further cost but this will be discussed at the time of the consultation)
The treatment is £2100, this includes the 2 weeks stay and the treatment (once your cat is ready for treatment following the assessment, you will be asked for a small deposit of £150 in order for us to order the radioiodine)
Your cat will also need a check-up 1 month after treatment this is approximately £300 and will include blood tests, blood pressure measurement and assessment of the urine