Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dr. Mark Peterson Interviewed about Hyperthyroidism in Cats on is the #1 pet podcast radio network, featuring weekly 30-minute talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts.

On Wednesday, November 10, 2011, Dr. Mark Peterson was interviewed by the Pet Doctor (Diane Levitan, DVM) concerning the latest information about hyperthyroidism in cats. To listen to this interview, click on this link to go to "The Pet Doctor" page on

Episode 129:  
Hyperthyroidism In Cats—A Very Common Problem with Many Options—A Must Listen Show for Anyone with Cats Over 9 Years of Age 

In this episode, we discuss a very common problem that happens in older cats — it’s a disease that has become much more common since the 1980s and is something that has been a difficult one to figure out. There turns out to be a good reason why older cats eat like crazy but still become very thin, they drink tons of water all the time, and their hyperactive behavior keeps their owners up at night! 

It is very likely that the symptoms are due to an over-active thyroid gland, also called hyperthyroidism. There is a great deal of information on feline hyperthyroidism that has been learned in the last 20 years—what is it from? Why is it so common? What are the long-term effects on our cats and how can we prevent it? 

Today we are extremely privileged to have Dr. Mark Peterson, a veterinary endocrinologist and the first in the world to publish information on this ever so common illness in cats, hyperthyroidism. He is known worldwide for his research and contributions to veterinary medicine and veterinary endocrinology and is the go to person in the world when it comes to feline hyperthyroidism and many other veterinary endocrinology topics. 

Learn more about Dr. Peterson by listening and also check out his web site:

Click here to listen to the interview or download it to your computer. This is a 30-minute interview. Information on nutritional management using Hill's y/d diet is discussed in the last 5 minutes.

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