Hyperthyroidism in cats is a common condition seen in middle-aged to older cats.
This affliction is caused by the overproduction of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, due to the enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck of the feline. The thyroid gland gets enlarged due to a benign (non cancerous) tumor.
As the thyroid hormones control the function of nearly all the organs, it is common to see secondary health conditions such a heart disease, hypertension and kidney disease.
Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism in cats include:
-Increased thirst and urination
-Poor fur condition
-Possible vomiting and diarrhea
The NHV Hyperthyroidism Kit may be helpful in supporting your cat’s thyroid and overall organ function. We have combined two vet formulated herbal supplements:
NHV Resthyro – This supplement has been formulated combining several different herbs that are known to help control thyroid hormone production, and support heart circulatory and kidney function. When using supplements to support hyperthyroidism it is important that the organs most affect by the condition are supported as well. For additional information on the herbs please click on the ingredients tab.
NHV Turmeric – is an ancient herb/spice that has well known health benefits.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant that makes it beneficial for pain and inflammation. Research has found that it is a powerful herb for heart health. It helps with hypertension, lowers bad cholesterol and supports both the heart and liver function. It is also beneficial in aiding digestion and diarrhea in cats and dogs.
Turmeric is used a lot in cooking and food; in fact it’s what gives the yellow color in common foods such as mustard. It’s particularly common spice in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking.
If your pet has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism along with Heart Disease and or Kidney Disease then consider adding NHV Hearty Heart and NHV Tripsy to your pet's daily supplement regimen.
NHV Resthyro and NHV Turmeric can be taken simultaneously. Each supplement is to be taken twice daily.
1 drop for every 2 lb of body weight twice a day up to 50 lb. This is the minimum dosage. Some pets may require a larger dosage due to their metabolism. You can safely double the recommended dosage.
Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 24 lbs 0.5 mL
25 - 49 lbs 1.0 mL
50 - 74 lbs 1.5 mL
Over 75 lbs 2.0 mL
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provide and places the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth.
Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favourite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Tripsy if your pet is pregnant. No known side effects. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
Eleuthero – Is an adaptogenic herb that has been used to support thyroid function. Used in Western herbal medicine as well as Chinese medicine for thousands of years, Eleuthero helps with heart ailments and promotes overall health and reduces stress.
Lemon Balm – Inhibits thyroid activity by blocking thyroid-stimulating hormones. Also found to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve gastrointestinal activity.
Hawthorne – Helps strengthen and improve heart function. It is considered to be one of the safest herbs to support the heart and is also a vascular tonic
Skullcap – Is used to reduce nervousness, tension and anxiety. Used for kidney function, to treat urinary tract infections, used for heart health.
Bugleweed – Helps reduce the production thyroid hormones in cats by lowering the thyroid stimulating hormone thyroxin. It slows rapid heart rate, reduces coughing which is associated with hyperthyroidism, and is used to support cardiovascular health.
Gotu Kola – A small green herb that is used as a supper food in Asian countries. Helps with detoxifying the body, while improving skin and coat conditions. It is used in the U.S. for vascular health. It also has strong antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Valerian – Used extensively as a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and mild sedative.
Turmeric – a spice and a herb that has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries. As a nutritional supplement it is beneficial in aiding and supporting various health issues. One of the compounds found in Turmeric is curcumin, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants help scavenge free radicals and help prevent the damage caused by them. Curcumin stimulates the gallbladder to produce bile, which may help with digestion. Recent studies have found that turmeric may help with heart health.