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Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Radioactive Iodine Therapy (I-131)

This service is offered at our Akron location.

The Cat Company has been treating hyperthyroid cats using radioactive iodine for more than fifteen years. Throughout these years of experience, we have learned what cats, and their loving owners truly need when treating this disease. The Cat Company would like to make the following four points regarding the welfare of your beloved cat.

First, if your cat suffers from a hyperthyroidism, you should know that it’s a serious condition that cats really struggle with, but it’s also very treatable.

Second, I want you to know that one of the best understood, safest, surest and most gentle treatments for feline hyperthyroidism is radioactive iodine, also known as I-131 therapy. (How this totally painless therapy works really is a natural miracle!)

Third, I predict that the only difficulty your cat might have with this extremely gentle treatment is something very much like what you and I call homesickness. Your pet will be spending 48 hours with us. Cats (and especially senior cats) are pretty attached to their day-to-day rituals, routines and surroundings. Our strategy here at The Cat Company is to keep our guests busy with great things for a cat to see and to eat. They’re so engaged with fun stuff; they forget to be anxious. I call it our bed and breakfast therapy, and we’re really good at it.

If you and your veterinarian decide that radioiodine is the right choice for you and your cat, I hope you will let The Cat Company take part in the treatment. A cat is a wonderful gift to life, and yours deserves the best.

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