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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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The little puss has totally picked up. She has now went to

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The little puss has totally picked up. She has now went to her toy box & wants me to play with her,& I will do 4, 5 mins at this time. So is this normal as she has been a little larthargic.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Susan :

Yes, actually, many hyperthyroid cats are more active and more vocal than usual.

Dr. Susan :

Again, with the increased thyroid hormone their energy level increases. Some can act hyper like kittens.

JACUSTOMER-rd03lcue- : Did u say earlier why she is pulling her fur out. Is it stress?
Dr. Susan :

Well, we can see that for a number of reasons - stress is one of them. However the thyroid plays a large role in the skin also, and we can see changes from this too. I would start with the blood work. If we confirm hyperthyroidism, I would start by treating this disease before assuming the hair pulling is from something else.

JACUSTOMER-rd03lcue- : Yeah, that would be right. Forgot to say. Is there anything else I should look for.
Dr. Susan :

Other than GI disturbance like vomiting or diarrhea, she has most of the other usual signs.

JACUSTOMER-rd03lcue- : Thanks
Dr. Susan :

Again, you're welcome!!!

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