What should I know about my cat's thyroid health? Are there any common signs that show there might be a thyroid problem?

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Hi Erin, great question.

Thyroid health is indeed very important in cats and we have an article here for further reading : Feline Hyperthyroidism 101

Luckily there are some classic symptoms to look out for, those being :

- Weight loss despite a very good (sometimes ravenous) appetite
- Increased thirst and urination
- Generally poor unkempt fur coat

Hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid) most commonly affects cats over the age of 8 years. We don't normally see hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) in cats.

Any suggestion of weight loss, increased thirst or urination should be prompts to see your vet, who will then run further tests to help make a diagnosis.

Hope that helps

| 10.30.15 @ 16:36
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