|New Radiotherapy Unit at our Wotton under Edge Hospital
We are pleased to announce that our Wotton Hospital is now one of only a handful of Veterinary Hospitals in the UK that is able to offer radioactive iodine for the treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats.
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid glands) is a very common disorder of older cats. It is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid glands, which are situated in the neck. Common signs of hyperthyroidism include an increase in appetite with a decrease in bodyweight, some cats can become seriously ill with this condition.
A single radioactive iodine injection is successful in treating hyperthyroidism in approximately 95% of cats.
A one off injection and a 2 week stay in hospital could be all that your cat requires to treat the condition. The benefits of radiotherapy treatment include:-
- No more struggling with daily medications!
- No more routine bloods to check thyroid levels
- No need for surgery
Although your cat has to be hospitalised in our approved treatment unit whilst undergoing radiotherapy we do our best to ensure they have a comfortable stay by providing:
- Air conditioned / temperature controlled facilities
- Television for visual stimulation
- Audio tracks specially geared towards your cats unique hearing range
- 24 hr surveillance camera to enable safe monitoring of your cat
If you would like to find out more about how our new radiotherapy unit may be able to help your cat, please ring our Wotton Hospital on 01453 843295 and ask for either Ian Jennings, Chris Artingstall or Hilary Varlow.