|Purred: Sun Jul 24, '11 10:49pm PST |
I have Hyperthyroidism and have been on 5mg in the mornings and 2.5 in the evenings every day for ... well, since mommy adopted me!
With Hyperthyroidism, ya gotta go get a check up (blood work) every 6 months to see how it's working so it doesn't become toxic to your system. I like to take my medicine because I like Pill Pockets! hee!
I used to be on only 5mg 1 time a day, but the last check-up - the vet said I need to try an additional 1/2 at night and check it out again in 6 months.
I think once they are doing well for a couple years on the amount given, unless you see a change in behavior, or sudden weight gain/weight loss, you could probably do the test once a year.
I wish I could lose weight. Mommy free-feeds us, so we can munch any time we like.
2.5mg 2x/day sounds like a good start!
Keep in touch with me if you'd like to. I'm about due for my 6 month since the change in amount, but right now mommy is using CareCredit and only gets $500. After the check she just sent out clears, she has to have my brother, Fuzz (he's top-cat) his yearly dental from chronic gingivitis. (He had Bartonella and this is a symptom that stays.)
So from my feline point of view, and mom being Red Cross Certified in Dog and Cat first aid, 2.5mg 2x/day sounds like a really reasonable start. Just don't forget those 6-month blood-work check-ups to see where your T-4 is at!
Love and care,
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