What Is Iodine-131 or I-131?
How is Hyperthyroidism Diagnosed?
What is the Schedule for the Treatment?
Cats that are hospitalized for I-131 therapy are housed in a special ward. The ward has limited access by our staff to restrict radiation exposure. However, we understand that many cats are very social in nature. Our goal is to make your cat's stay as stress free as possible, the ward has a large window and is located right outside our staff break room. There is continual foot traffic in this area that all of the cats can observe from their enclosures to eliminate some of this isolation . There is also a small fish tank in the ward that the cats have the opportunity to observe throughout their stay. Our staff will call you daily with an update on how your cat is doing.
Guidelines for Home Care after Discharge
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Feline hyperthyroidism is one of the most common diseases of older cats, usually due to enlargement of the thyroid gland. The veterinarians of Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine have experience in diagnosing and treating this disease, as well as administering the effective radioactive iodine or I-131 treatment option.
|Some advantages of I-131 treatment over medical and surgical treatments for feline hyperthyroidism:
|No anesthesia is required
|No daily medication
|Returns thyroid function to normal usually within one month
|Does not have harmful side effects
|Does not damage other tissue or organs, including parathyroid glands
|Does not destroy healthy tissue