Wednesday, 31 January 2018

2011 Homeopathic and integrative treatment for feline hyperthyroidism--four cases (2006-2010).

Homeopathy. 2011 Oct;100(4):270-4. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.05.004. Chapman SF1. Author information 1 The Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park, Cheltenham, MD 20623, USA. Abstract Hyperthyroidism is a frequent veterinary problem, particularly in elderly cats. Homeopathic treatment and other integrative modalities were provided for four hyperthyroid cats whose owners did not want conventional treatment. Symptomatic homeopathic treatment with Thyroidinum was helpful in one cat. All cats were prescribed an appropriate individualized homeopathic remedy. All four cats showed resolution of clinical signs; three attained normal thyroid hormone levels. Three cats later received acupuncture and/or herbal medicines; two cats later received symptomatic homeopathic remedies. Two cats are thriving after over 3.5 and 4.25 years of treatment; two were euthanized for unrelated problems after 3 and 4 years of treatment. Homeopathic and complementary therapies avoid the potential side effects of methimazole and surgical thyroidectomy, they are less costly than radioactive iodine treatment, and they provide an option for clients who decline conventional therapies. PMID: 21962203 DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.05.004 [Indexed for MEDLINE]