Advanced Care

Feline Radioactive Thyroid i-131 Treatment

Radioactive Iodine Therapy is now considered the treatment of choice for Feline Hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid glands produce an excess of a hormone that controls your cat's metabolic rate, accelerating wear and tear on his or her internal organs.

In order to stop this excess hormone production, Feline Radioactive Iodine (I-131) treatment is given. Your pet will receive an injection of Iodine 131 and stay in the hospital for a few days while their bodies excrete the iodine. This therapy is 96% effective with one treatment.

Radioiodine (I 131) services for the treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats is now available at VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago! Dr. Currigan has completed the training required to perform this service, and has received appropriate licensing from the State of Illinois.

She offers this service through Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats, LLC. It is the first radioiodine treatment center within the city limits of Chicago. We welcome VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago patients, of course, as well as patients referred from veterinarians in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. Visit Hypurrthyroid Treatment for Cats for more information.