Feline Hyperthyroidism

Treatment with radioactive Iodine-131 is the gold standard of treatment for hyperthyroidism in humans and feline patients.  A technetium scan is a diagnostic test commonly. Hyperthyroidism is a condition of abnormally elevated thyroid hormone levels usually caused by a benign thyroid adenoma.  This disease commonly affects our older cats and can cause weight loss despite a voracious appetite, hypertension, change in voice, poor hair coat and hyperactivity. Radioiodine treatment is the … [Read more...]

Dogs Get Cancer Like People, and Hold Clues to Cures

Article written by Amy Dockser Marcus The Gately FamilyStephen Gately, of Scottsdale, Ariz., with Bob, who was diagnosed with a type of lymphoma. Dr. Gately had a biopsy from the dog's cancer analyzed for genetic data. Man's Best Friend Why dogs are studied for human cancer research: •Dogs have strong genetic similarities to people. They also get naturally occurring cancers. •There are similarities in the types of cancers that develop. Dogs respond to … [Read more...]