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Larry the cat’s success with NHV Hyperthyroidism Kit

Posted August 27, 2015

*Thank you Darlene for sharing your story of Larry’s success with NHV!

*”One month ago (Aug 2015), I bought the HYPERTHYROIDISM GOLD SUPPORT KIT (Hyperthyroidism Kit) for my 20+ year old male cat because he had all the symptoms of having a thyroid problem. He has always been an outdoor cat that is sociable on his own terms.  His main diet for 17 years has been local prey (mice, voles, rabbits, quail, doves, etc.) and he’s always been healthy, active, fast and thin.  He has his own private sanctuary in the garage and he’s always been smart enough to come inside at night or during cold weather.  Two years or so ago we noticed him slowing down and actually becoming more social and a whole lot more vocal.

By last year he was hunting less and relying more and more on the dry kibble and canned cat food we offered him.  Being accustomed to live caught prey, he is very picky when it comes to a canned cat food and the only one he would eat was a salmon pate.  He kept getting thinner and thinner, moved slowly and was reluctant to sit down or lay down because of apparent pain and/or discomfort.

We began contemplating calling the vet to come out and having him euthanized because we didn’t want him to be in pain.  However, his eyes still seemed alert and we just couldn’t make the call.  Near the end of August, I ordered the Hyperthyroidism Kit 1 and started him on the drops twice daily.  First of all, I tasted the drops myself and found them pleasant tasting so I offered him the drops directly into his mouth.  He was okay with one dose but not a second one so I started adding both supplements in his food.  I would take about a tablespoon of the cat food, mix in the drops and give him that small amount first to make sure he’d get the full dosage.  He’d eat that right away and then I’d give him the rest of the can.

Let me stop right here and explain that during my online research into his symptoms and the eventual determination of hyperthyroidism, I learned that cat food with seafood, especially salmon, contains high amounts of iodine and iodine is a leading cause of hyperthyroidism.  YIKES!  I’d been feeding him only salmon pate as well as a kibble that contained salmon.  I immediately got rid of all the salmon cat food and changed him to chicken only pate.

He’s still very picky but I have found one brand of chicken that he will eat. It has now been one month that he has been on the drops and I am astounded at how well he is doing.  He’s moving much quicker now and actually runs up and down the ramps in the garage that lead to his favorite perches.  He has gained some weight back but is still thinner than his normal younger thinness.  He was devouring two full cans of food a day and is now content with half a can morning and night (1 can a day).  His fur is looking a bit shinier and healthier but still not perfect.  All in one month!  He is also less vocal now and less loud.   He also seems to be more alert and has fewer episodes where he just stops and stares at a wall or into space.  I would also note that I have been giving him a full dropper dose of each supplement.  The recommended dosage is for 1 drop for each 1 pound of body weight and this guy barely weighs in at a pound.  I am totally amazed at how well these two supplements have improved our cat’s health and well being.  He sits down easier now and gets up faster. Instead of sleeping most of the day, he is back to following us around the property and hanging out with the dog again.  He’s almost back to his original annoying and obstinate self.”

*Product reviews are solely the experience and opinion of the reviewer. Actual results may vary.

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*Product reviews are solely the experience and opinion of the reviewer. Actual results may vary.