The hyperthyroidism is a common hormonal disease, which can easily cause the increase of the overall metabolism of the whole body, meaning it can drastically change the function of internal organs. When it comes to feline hyperthyroidism symptoms, it is not easy to find out that your cat have some serious health problems that must be treated immediately. The treatment can be successful when provided on time and in the right way and the symptoms are usually similar in every case.
1. Weight loss – in more than 90% of cases, this is first of the feline hyperthyroidism symptoms. Cat can refuse to eat normally, and that can affect the balance of her body and on the other side, the weight loss can be noticed even when eating is not a problem.
2. Hair loss – this one is usually connected with the previous symptom. It is easy to notice the poor coat after some time because your cat does not have a proper nutrient intake. Some cats tend to pull their hair out when they are nervous and when they feel there is something wrong.
3. Nervous/Hyperactive – your cat cannot express how she feels but it can show it well enough. It is easy to notice the nervousness; she will become restless and even express the aggression in some cases.
4. Vomiting – the cat is may be overeating so her body cannot stand all the food, or she is not eating anymore, so she begins to lose weight quickly. On the other side, the cat might eat more rapidly than usual and then need to take all the food out of their system.
5. High heart rate – even when she is not active, it is noticeable that she is breathing hard and fast because heart must enlarge in order to meet changed demands of the body. That can lead to other cat hyperthyroidism symptoms such as high-blood pressure, which can cause the blindness in some cases; and the heart failure or kidney damage, as well.
Luckily, feline hyperthyroidism can be treated if the vet detects the symptoms at the beginning and it is crucial not to neglect the changed behavior of your cat. Older cats are more affected by these diseases and the health condition of the cat must be followed regularly as the years go by.
It is fascinating that some breeds of cats are more likely to have this disease than the others; for example, the Siamese and Himalayan cats almost never have these problems in their lifetime.