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Riverview Animal hospital is the only veterinary hospital in New Brunswick that offers Radioiodine therapy for hyperthyroid cats. Your cat, like other mammals including humans, has a pair of thyroid glands located in the neck area. These glands control your cat’s metabolic rate, by producing the hormone thyroxine (T4). Hyperthyroidism occurs in many older cats when benign (not cancerous) growths in the thyroid glands start producing excessive amounts of thyroxine. The excessive levels of thyroxine can be damaging to many body systems, including the heart. The most common signs of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, increased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, increased urination, increased activity, shedding or changes in hair coat, vocalization, agitation, and panting. Some cats may become lethargic and have poor appetites.
Treatment is simple – a single subcutaneous injection, no pilling, no anesthesia, no serious complications or side effects. Limited monitoring will be required after treatment, and in the majority of cases, no ongoing therapy will be needed. Your cat will stay with us for 4 days, to ensure that the majority of the radioactive waste is expelled from their system before they go home.
How much does it cost?
When you compare the cost of treating hyperthyroidism in your cat over the years, including bloodwork, the cost of Radioiodine is very reasonable. Just ask our team about the benefits of this treatment, there have been a number of team members that have had their cats cured with this treatment.
Riverview Animal Hospital has recently undergone a lot of changes! Renovations have turned our hospital into a completely new one! Not only have we doubled in size, but we have added new departments within the treatment areas of the hospital.
Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.
- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.
- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.
- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.
WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM
We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations
Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
NEW PET OWNERS
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