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LunaticFringe Sat 10-Sep-11 16:18:21

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beautifulgirls Sat 10-Sep-11 21:43:34

Ask your vet about trying vidalta tablets instead. Once a day treatment so less of a struggle potentially - worth a go anyway, though not all tablets suit all patients remember. I would also ask the vet nurses at the clinic about tablet givers and ask them to show you how to use them. Once you can use one it can make a vast difference to you and the cat for mediation time though they can seem quite fiddly until you get the knack.

Apart from tablets the only other options are surgery which you obviously have discussed, or radioactive iodine therapy. This would have to be carried out at a specialist centre and involves the cat being hospitalised for a period of time (weeks), though is fairly stress free in most respects for the cat, just tough on the owner with them being away. Your vet should know more about this and can refer you if you ask.

Lizcat Mon 12-Sep-11 13:22:03

I was also going to suggest vidalta. Beautiful moggy girl is now 13 and suffers from hyperthyroidism I have been using vidalta and due to the fiesty nature of my cats I have developed some little tricks for giving whole tablets. It is possible to put the vidalta tablets inside a cheesy wotsits or primula cream cheese spread.

LunaticFringe Sat 17-Sep-11 22:42:21

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LunaticFringe Mon 19-Sep-11 21:14:40

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Learning2Knit Tue 20-Sep-11 21:21:14

So sorry to hear your news.

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