The diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is a clinical diagnosis verified by laboratory tests. Because many factors affect thyroid laboratory test results, one normal value does not exclude the diagnosis in a symptomatic patient. Likewise, one abnormal result must be confirmed by a veterinary exam and additional testing. A medical history, physical examination by a veterinarian, and diagnostic tests are required to confirm the diagnosis of feline hyperthyroidism.
Our reasonable price of $1,490 includes the admission examination, medical record review, isotope medication, daily radioactive monitoring, food and nursing care during hospitalization.
Full payment is due upon admission to the center.
In the rare instance where the thyroid growth is malignant, a higher fee is necessary due to the significantly increased treatment dosage.
A professional discount is offered to veterinarians, veterinary staff members, and qualified non-profit feline rescue centers.
We accept all major credit cards, CareCredit, personal checks and cash.
Many pet insurance companies cover the cost of our treatment. Please check with your insurance company in advance.
If you have questions regarding the treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism and how we can help your cat, visit the contact page and fill out the Inquiry Form and a representative will contact you.
Oral/Transdermal Medication: $600-900/year This includes necessary exams and lab testing to ensure your pet is receiving an appropriate dosage as well as to monitor for drug toxicity.
Surgery: Approximately $1,800-2,500+ May require multiple surgeries. Treatment with radioactive iodine may still be recommended, even after multiple surgeries.
Prescription Diet: $900-1,200/year
This includes necessary exams and laboratory testing to ensure thyroid levels and organ function are optimal. This expensive iodine restricting diet is rendered ineffective if your cat does not eat it exclusively. Virtually all other cat foods and treats as well as some nutritional supplements contain enough iodine that even small amounts can increase thyroid hormone production.
Radioactive Iodine: Approximately $950-2,700+ Our reasonable fee of $1,490 includes the admission examination, medical record review, isotope medication, daily radioactive monitoring, food and nursing care during hospitalization.