It is just bigger than a freckle. However, Earl Gray, my cat can find the tiny pill buried in his food. He can lick his bowl to where it sparkles–and leave behind the meds.
The pill is cut in half, and it is my job to make sure he gets one half in the a.m. and the other half at night. We found out that Earl has an overactive thyroid. I suspected that because he was ravenous. He has always been fit and trim. Now he is a mere six pounds.
My son, Jordon, and I took him to our vet a few days ago. I was hoping he didn’t have a kidney problem. That is always bad news. Thryoid is something I’m familiar with; I have an under active one.
Hyperthyroidism in Cats
Veterinarians estimate that about two percent of cats over the age of 10 will develop an over active thyroid. The good news is that it is treated with a tiny pill called methimazole or the brand name Tapazole. If left untreated, hyperthyroidism