Best Herbal Remedies for Feline Hyperthyroidism
All mammals have a tiny glandular organ in their throats called a thyroid, and when it stops working properly all sorts of problems can ensue. Hyperthyroidism (when the thyroid is overactive) in cats can be a very dangerous disorder if not treated. According to researchers at Cornell University, 1 out of every 10 cats will develop hyperthyroidism, mostly affecting middle-aged to elderly cats, making it one of the most common feline diseases. Luckily, there are many ways to support hyperthyroidism naturally so your kitty can get back to their best self.
A healthy and functioning thyroid constantly produces hormones that regulate everything from body temperature to muscle mass. If your cat’s thyroid is starting to over-produce, you might notice symptoms that start out subtle but become more severe as their thyroid health keeps declining. The most common symptoms are weight loss, ferocious appetite, heightened thirst and urination, vomiting and diarrhea, hyperactivity, and changes in their fur. Your little buddy could go from calm, steady, and sleek to wired, frail, and unkempt, so what’s to do?
If you notice these symptoms in your feline friend, always consult a veterinarian first. At more advanced stages of the disorder, your vet might recommend extreme medical intervention such as radiation or surgery. But if you’re vigilant about your cat’s health and catch their hyperthyroidism early, their condition can be managed through a healthy diet specific to them, often in addition to anti-thyroid medication prescribed by your vet.
At Petwell Supply, we are here to support you navigate this tricky disease and have plenty of natural remedies to supplement (or circumvent!) medications and other treatments. We carry two best-selling herbal supplements that pet parents all over the country are raving about. Pet Wellbeing’s Thyroid Support Gold is a widely renowned supplement formulated with bupleurum root and motherwort to bring thyroid hormone levels back into balance (made with bacon flavor to entice even the pickiest cats). One of our most popular cat remedies is Primalix ThyroPaws food drops made from bugleweed, lemon balm, and rehmannia root for excellent thyroid-modulating effects. Both blends are based in age-old herbalist wisdom from many of the same plants used on humans use for our best health as well! With these remedies and the guidance of your veterinarian, your feline friend can live a full, happy, and healthy life while managing hyperthyroidism.
Not sure here to start and want to talk with someone for further help? Stop by the store or schedule a free phone consultation for more information about supporting your cat’s best thyroid health.
- Dayne Samuels