Referral form required to be submitted by referring veterinarian
LABS TO BE PERFORMED WITHIN 90 DAYS OF TREATMENT (with no methimazole for at least 7 days before blood/urine testing is performed):
Reference lab total T4 ("in-house" T4 not acceptable)
Urinalysis including Urine specific gravity
Blood pressure determination (strongly recommended)
1. CATS WHO HAVE BEEN ON METHIMAZOLE MORE THAN 3 MONTHS:
For cats who have been taking methimazole longer than 3 months, owners will need to discontinue methimazole for at least 7 days before referral blood/urine testing is performed so that an accurate, non-medicated, reference lab total T4 level can be measured to aid in determining the appropriate treatment dose of 131-I.
2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SCHEDULE TREATMENT?
We are ‘booked up’ through early May 2021 and are not scheduling new cases at this time. Please check back after April 15, 2021 for an update of our availability for Summer 2021.
We are not keeping a waiting list.
If you have questions about a previously treated cat or a currently scheduled cat, please leave a message at 541.744.2966. Other regional providers of radioiodine treatment for cats are listed in the "Other Resources" tab.
3. CAN ANY HYPERTHYROID CAT BE TREATED AT THE FELINE THYROID CLINIC?
a) Some cats with IRIS Stage 2-4 renal failure (urine specific gravity less than 1.030 and/or significant azotemia) may not be good candidates for radioiodine treatment and should have a methimazole trial completed before considering referral for treatment.
b) NOTE: We are not currently able to accept cats with untreated T4 levels greater than 24 ug/dl for treatment. See OTHER RESOURCES (in the menu) for possible other treatment options for these cats.