> "Marvontherim" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
>>I have a 14 year old male cat that was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism
> about 2
>>months ago. He is on Methimazole (10 mg - 0.5 by mouth twice a day). He
>>always been very vocal; however, his meow has become very raspy and
>>He eats well and has gained back the weight he lost prior to his
>>Any thoughts or suggestions?
> Has the vet checked him recently (since the raspiness) to see if his thyroid
> is enlarged? I think that can cause raspiness. (I know it can in humans.) I
> would have him checked even though you just had him in two months ago.
> Hoarseness is one of those Big Five symptoms in people, the ones that
> doctors sit up and take notice at. (Said my doctor when I turned up hoarse.)
Being hoarse was one of the symptoms of thyroid cancer that I was
experiencing. Since your kitty already has thyroid problems, i would
definitely discuss this with the vet asap! Like cybercat said...it could
mean that kitty's thyroid is enlarged due to a tumor, etc.
(who did not know that being hoarse was one of the "five big
symptoms"!!!!!!! i chalked it up to being a teacher who has to talk all