OakVet Animal Specialty Hospital Inc.

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ph. 510-879-4888 | fax 510-905-0044

1133 7th St, Oakland, CA, 94607

Radiocat: I-131 Radiation Therapy

The literature has shown that I-131 is the treatment of choice for Feline Hyperthyroidism, having a spectacular success rate while avoiding side effects, refractory reactions to Tapazole/PTU, client difficulties in pilling their pets, complications of anesthesia, post-surgical persistence or recurrence and possible surgical damage to the parathyroid glands.

Radiocat’s I-131 treatment program includes x-ray interpretation and an average of 3-5 days hospitalization post-injection. It’s very reasonably priced, and the referring vet performs all pre- and post-therapy workups.

I-131 therapy is ideal for patients who are stable prior to admission, without significant cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, endocrine (other than Hyperthyroidism), or neurologic disease. Medical problems should be discussed with Radiocat personnel to determine if I-131 is appropriate for your patient.