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Q. Cat lost half his weight. Multiple trips to the vet. Same response, "maybe" thyroid problem. Tummy rumbles A Lot! Swallows funny. Is it time to stop?

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. I would not only suspect hyperthyroidism, which can be easily tested for and ruled out with a T4 test, but I would want to rule out intestinal lymphoma as well. Both these disease can be managed with medication so I don't think you have explored all possible options just yet. Have either another talk with your vet or get another vet to discuss with you the option to test for hyperthyroidism +/- abdominal ultrasound to see if there is any evidence of lymphoma, then the treatment for both can be explored.


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