Feline hypothyroidism is the condition where the thyroid is underactive which means that your cat’s body is less able to regulate her metabolism. Although this condition is not common, it is becoming increasingly so. However, you can prevent it form happening, or cure it, once established, by following a system of natural cat health care.
There are several causes for this condition, but one of the most common ones is the veterinary treatment for feline hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid! The next most common cause is a lack of quality nutrition in the diet.
The most common signs of feline hypothyroidism is a loss of appetite but with weight gain, lethargy, constipation, thinning fur, dry coat and a slower heartbeat.
Veterinary diagnosis is with a blood test and perhaps with palpation of the gland. Veterinary treatment is to put your cat on synthetic hormones to replace the natural one. Several blood tests will be needed to get the dosage right.
However, the veterinary treatment of this condition is not dealing with the cause. It is only dealing with the effect. And medication can so easily cause further problems, just as it does in this case. Not only that but medication is liver toxic and suppresses the immune system. This means that your cat will progressively become more unhealthy. This is often simply put down to old age, but in reality it is the medication that is quickening the aging process.
There is a highly effective alternative to veterinary treatment. And that is coming from a totally different view point. Instead of trying to match a drug to a condition, it’s far better to look for causes of the condition.
Natural cat health care involves both the diet and the holistic health care of your cat. Once you feed your cat a quality, natural diet, you can expect many, if not all, her troubles to disappear. The added benefits are a happier frame of mind, a shiny and soft coat and a return of her kitten energy, delighting in everyday life.
What the diet cannot fully resolve the problem on its own, it can be addressed with homeopathic treatment. This is safe, effective and has no side effects. Your cat will be happy to take the right medicine, so you won’t have to disguise it. You can expect a cure, which means that the medicine will be given only for the time necessary for this to occur.