About a year and a half ago, my 11 year old Gizmo, started yowling and losing weight and we thought it might be hyperthyroidism and had the vet do blood tests. We have done 3 blood tests so far, and there have been no signs of thyroid issues or any other issues. The thyroid levels are not even close to boderline and the kidneys, etc. are fine. Since these tests, we figured out that for some reason Gizmo doesn't like her dry food anymore (her teeth are fine) and I started feeding her the wet food twice a day. She has gained some weight since then. We also think the yowling is behavioral as she only does it when she wants food or attention (she has a strong personality and can be obnoxios when she wants something). It's been six months since her last (and 3rd!) blood test and the vet wants to do another one. Her symptoms have not gotten worse, and as stated before, we think a lot of it is behavioral. The vet is making me feel guilty for not doing more blood tests, but I don't see the point. How many tests do we have to do to rule out hyperthyroidism? I'm not cheap where my cats are concerned (we have spent at least $3000 over the past year in vet bills), but I don't want to throw money away if it's not necessary. Any insight anyone can give on this is appreciated!
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9/18/09 at 12:47am