Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Cats
The little parathyroid glands play a big role in calcium regulation. Here are the ways they can malfunction and impact your cat's health.
When it comes to glandular problems in the cat, the thyroid gets all the glory. Hyperthyroidism is the most common feline endocrine disorder, and every cat-centric publication regularly features articles about it. Adjacent to the thyroid gland, however, are four small glands called the parathyroid glands. These little glands are immensely important in finely regulating the blood calcium level. There are two pairs of parathyroid glands in the cat, the external and the internal parathyroids.