131I Treatment Referral Information - Feline Thyroid Clinic
Minimum referral database required to be submitted by referring veterinarian
Blood testing: CBC, chemistry panel, total T4
Urinalysis, including urine specific gravity
Methimazole or Y/D trial, if cat can tolerate it (If urine specific gravity is > 1.035, then methimazole trial is optional)
Completed 131I treatment request form (see link below)
Please fax copies of above (541.744.2966) or e-mail (email@example.com)
If cardiac disease is suspected (loud murmur, tachycardia HR > 240/min, gallop rhythm, dyspnea), cardiomyopathy should be screened for with chest radiographs, echocardiography (available through www.animalsoundsnw.com) or IDEXX proBNP blood testing prior to referral. Results should be faxed or e-mailed prior to treatment date.
Cats with “apathetic” hyperthyroidism (i.e. anorexic) should also have thoracic and/or abdominal radiographs as well as other indicated diagnostic tests to rule out occult neoplasia or other significant intercurrent illness prior to referral.
NOTE: Cats must be eating and drinking adequately on their own (i.e. no parenteral fluids or assisted feeding while hospitalized). Oral medications or injectable medications are OK during hospitalization.
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