We started to notice that our female cat, Lucy, was appearing to lose weight especially around her hips even though she was eating like a horse, stealing food from our other cats when ever the opportunity arose. She had also become very vocal continually demanding food and attention, which at times was strange because she has never been the friendliest of cats. We also noticed that she was been sick quite regularly.
A trip to the vet was organised although initially there was not thought to be any problems a blood test revealed that Lucy had hyperthyroidism common in older cats we were told.
All the options for treatment were discussed, medication, diet, surgery and radio therapy. We decided to go for the radio therapy after been told this was the best option for Lucy and an appointment for treatment at the Hyperthyroid Cat Centre at Wetherby was arranged by our local vet.
Andrew from the centre contacted us to discuss Lucy’s treatment which was discussed at great length and set our minds at rest and a date for her to be admitted to the centre. All paperwork and information was forwarded to us promptly by post. Blood samples and urine samples were obtained prior to her admission to the Centre to check if there were any extra health issues; thankfully there were none.
On our arrival with Lucy at the centre we were greeted warmly by Andrew’s team, Victoria and Gina. Initally we were interviewed by Gina who made in-depth notes on Lucy’s likes and dislikes to make sure her stay at the Centre would not be stressful for her.
During her stay at the Centre we were updated everyday by one of the members of staff to reassure us that the treatment was going well.
We picked up Lucy eight days later and were given in depth instructions regarding her care until the radiation had reduced to normal levels. After a few days at home we began to notice a change in her especially her coat, she was starting to become her normal self.
We cannot thank Andrew, Victoria and Gina enough for the treatment and care that they have given to Lucy during her stay at the centre which will no doubt give her many more years of good health
We cannot thank Andrew, Victoria and Gina enough for the treatment and care that they have given to Lucy during her stay at the centre which will no doubt give her many more years of good health.