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Radiocat I-131 Treatment

Operating out of The Regional Veterinary Referral Center, Radiocat is able to cure feline hyperthyroidism with Radioiodine (I-131) injections to safely destroy the complete thyroid tumor.

Please Note: A referral from your primary care veterinarian may be required before making an appointment.

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Hyperthyroidism, Springfield

Radiocat in Springfield

We don’t use the word breakthrough lightly. But consider the following facts about Radioiodine treatment:

  • It’s the only method that consistently eliminates thyroid tumors.
  • It’s more cost-effective than drugs or surgery.
  • There are no harmful side effects.
  • There is no tissue or organ damage – including the parathyroid glands.
  • There is no damage to healthy thyroid tissue.
  • There is no anesthesia required.
  • There is no daily pilling.
  • It destroys thyroid tumors wherever they are located.
  • It returns thyroid function to normal usually within one month.

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Compare I-131 Treatment With Its Alternatives

Parameters I-131 Surgery Tapazole Y/D

Cures Hyperthyroidism

Destroys all the thyroid tumor
Cost-effective
No harmful side effects
Requires anesthesia
Possible post-operative complications
After surgeries, may require I-131
Requires daily pilling
Can have harmful side effects
Can become ineffective over time
Does not stop tumor growth
Requires repeated blood work
Unproven over time
Cannot supplement diet with any treats or other foods
Inappropriate for outdoor cats or multiple cat households

I-131 Therapy Alternatives

As you can see from the information below, Radioiodine therapy is the clear treatment of choice and the only consistent cure for Feline Hyperthyroidism.

  • Medical Therapies

    Does not cure the disease or kill the thyroid tumors; in fact, the tumor can keep growing, making medical management less and less effective. Causes harmful side effects like nausea, vomiting, lethargy, lack of appetite and hair loss/facial scabbing. Causes loss of vital white blood cells and blood clotting abilities. Causes long-term damage to liver and kidneys. Damages owner-pet relationship by requiring pilling, 1-3 times daily. Increases the need for blood tests to monitor thyroid hormone levels and potential side effects. Costs $250-$700 per year, for the rest of your cat’s life.

  • Surgical Therapy
    Requires anesthesia. May damage parathyroid glands. Creates difficulty in identifying/removing the entire tumor. Leads to persistence of Hyperthyroidism post-surgery (80% of cases already have another tumor on the opposite side that will become clinically significant within 1.5 years). Costs $1500-$2000 for one surgery. Is often performed in two surgeries. Leaves thyroid tissue in the chest where the tumor can recur. Leaves many cats still needing I-131 therapy, even after undergoing one or more surgeries.

Hyperthyroidism,  Springfield

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