RadCats is a referral facility for the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism with iodine isotope 131.
The center was established in 1994 by Charles L. Ward, DVM at The Animal Hospital of Carrboro. The treatment center is dedicated to the memory of B.J. Brown, a hyperthyroid cat whose owner assisted Dr. Ward with the original licensing procedure, program development, and treatment protocol. The center is currently directed by DeWana Anderson, DVM, owner of The Animal Hospital since 2009.
Over 2,500 cats have been treated with iodine 131 for feline hyperthyroidism at RadCats since 1994.
Iodine 131 therapy is a safe and effective method to quickly and permanently decrease abnormally high thyroid levels. Over 94% of all cats treated with a single dose of iodine 131 return to normal thyroid function over a period of 90 days.
The effects of unmanaged hyperthyroidism are stressful to both pets and their owners. We are pleased to offer this safe and effective treatment to restore health and quality of life to cats and peace of mind to their owners.
- Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Feline Hyperthyroidism:
- Is the gold standard for treatment
- Is more cost effective than other treatment options
- Produces little or no stress during treatment
- Eliminates all thyroid tumor tissue regardless of location
- Does not affect normal thyroid tissue
- Does not affect other tissues or organs in the body
- Produces no harmful side effects
- Avoids the complications and inconvenience of surgery or medical therapy
- Results in normal thyroid function usually within one month
We look forward to helping you and your cat get back to a healthy, happy, long life.