Homeopathy 2011; 100(04): 270-274
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.05.004
Clinical
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Homeopathic and integrative treatment for feline hyperthyroidism – four cases (2006–2010)

Sara Fox Chapman

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Publication History

Received07 February 2011
revised13 May 2011

accepted24 May 2011

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

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.