My kitty isn't well. She's got hyperthyroidism and according to the Thryro-Cat brochure, it's "a condition that abnormally accelerates the body's metabolism." I'd say so, Bonnie lost two pounds pretty fast, and when you only weigh 11 pounds, that's a lot.
For the past couple of weeks she's been on medication and regained at least half a pound. Luckily, I was able to give her the medication by swabbing the inside of her ear. At first she didn't seem to mind, then she figured out--uh-oh, here it comes AGAIN!
We could have continued with this kind of medication for years, but what about when we need to take a trip? We'd have to board her, which would be extremely stressful for her. As it is, having blood tests every few weeks is extremely stressful for her. Time to make a decision.
How about one injection that would cure her forever! Of course, there are a few tiny drawbacks. First, she'd be radioactive for about a month. She'd be able to come home from the vet specialist in 7-10 days, but then we have to keep the litter box material out of the waste stream for at least another two weeks. That's a lot of kitty litter. (About 50 lbs of it.) And the cost! Let's just say I won't be getting that new kitchen floor any time soon.
Yup, we've decided to go for it. It will be a stressful week for all of us--but especially Bonnie, out little Gingerbread Girl. But this procedure has a 95-98% cure rate. I've heard from two friends whose cats have been through it and did well afterward.
My wallet is going to hurt for a while, but having Bonnie healthy again will be worth it.
Would you have made a different decision?