Radioactive Iodine is the safest, best and ultimately least costly lifetime treatment for most hyperthyroid cats.
I131 is a great alternative to lifelong daily medications that must be given to cats. These medications also have serious side effects in up to 10% of cats. The cost of these medications and follow ups can cost $550-$700 per year.
The I131 is administered as a single injection under the skin just like a vaccine is given. Treated cats are kept in the hospital for 4-5 days to allow most of the radioactive iodine to be excreted per Radiation Protection Statutes.
Kim Simons, DVM
Dr. Kim Simons services all towns in and around Palm Beach county including Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, and Jupiter.