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Feature February 2019 Issue

Environmental Contaminant Linked to Hyperthyroidism

A cat with hyperthyroidism may become much more vocal.

Environmental Contaminant Linked to Hyperthyroidism

New clues to the rise in a common feline disease.

The year 1979 marked the first time a cat was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid. Since then cases have been on the rise. Up to one in six older cats is affected by this illness, which throws their metabolism into overdrive, making it overshoot the mark.

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