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Small animal medicine • General and Orthopedic Surgery • Dentistry
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Dr. Kaleigh McVety talks about compassionate end of life pet care.
In Merriam-Webster's dictionary, the word "pet" is defined as "a domesticated animal used for pleasure rather than utility". However, to the vast majority of my clients, our pets are way more than this to us. They are family members that serve a purpose, even if it is just to snuggle with us at night or wag their tails frantically when we come home; because no one in the world is more special to them than us.
Molly Casey is a great client and a very devoted cat and dog owner. She is also Dr. Stacy's aunt. Molly's cat Etta Jane was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder that affects cats. It creates a wide range of signs resulting from the overproduction of a thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland. There are several treatment options - which include life-long medication therapy, surgery to remove the thyroid gland, and radioactive iodine therapy. The most successful, with the least side-effects - but most expensive - is the radioactive therapy. Here is Molly's firsthand experience in making her decision on what treatment to go with, as well as the radioactive therapy protocol she endured with Etta Jane.