Natural Thyroid Treatment for Cats

Natural thyroid treatment for cats is available for pet owners that would like to avoid administering traditional treatment. The thyroid issues in cats may be hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is more common in felines. The natural treatment for these thyroid conditions may include the administration of herbs, homeopathic remedies or massage therapy and acupuncture.

Natural Treatment for Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition that will be described as an excess of thyroid hormones secreted in the cat’s system. The T3, T4 and TSH levels should be measured for a clear diagnosis.

A holistic vet will recommend a change in diet, which can reduce the production of thyroid hormones. The cat may receive a natural or raw diet. Commercial food contains chemicals that may affect the thyroid glands and may stimulate these.

Vitamins and mineral supplements will also be recommended. Supplements that will be recommended for cats with hyperactive thyroid glands include:

  • Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10)
  • 1 canitine
  • Calcium
  • Probiotics that contain Lactobacillus acidophilus and will promote immune system health

Don’t administer other supplements to your cat, as these can stimulate the hormone production. Consult your holistic vet prior to giving certain supplements.

Herbal remedies can also be used in felines with thyroid problems:

  • Gotu Kola
  • Siberian ginseng

These herbal remedies will calm the thyroid glands and should be administered orally, in the form of drops, which can be added to the pet’s food.

Homeopathic remedies may also be used to reduce the activity of the thyroid glands. The homeopath will assess the cat’s condition and recommend a dilution that will reduce the cat’s symptoms.

Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects fewer cats than hyperthyroidism. If your cat is affected by hypothyroidism, he will have a deficit of T3 and T4 hormones in the body.

Natural remedies can be used to stimulate the thyroid glands to produce more hormones, but without causing an excessive production. Typically, the traditional treatment for hypothyroidism involves the risk of inducing hyperthyroidism.

The natural remedies will also deal with the symptoms caused by hypothyroidism.

An all natural diet is recommended for cats with a deficit of thyroid hormones.

Herbal remedies can also be used:

  • Bladderwask is also known as kelp and is a sea vegetable that contains iodine and can stimulate the production of thyroid hormones
  • Astralagas has beneficial effects on the endocrine system and will regulate the levels of T3, T4 and TSH

Homeopathic dilutions can also be recommended, but a homeopath has to consult the pet and establish the bet ingredients for the dilution.

Massage Therapy and Acupuncture

Massage therapy may be used on felines with thyroid problems. The massage can regulate the production of thyroid hormones and other substances in the blood.

Acupuncture can also be applied in cats with hypo or hyperthyroidism. Small needles will be introduced in certain points of the cat’s body, releasing energy and stimulating the endocrine system.