Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tuomo Toesday

Loyal readers, I am blown away by your response to my request at the weekend for information about Hills Y/D and helping Tuomo-veli with his thyroid. In fact, I am so grateful I have decided to post two pictures of him in honour of this.
My grateful thanks to Kari for posting a link to a blog by a vet, Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology, in which there are several case studies. We think it will be a polite 'no thank you' to Hills Y/D: Äiti had doubts because she wasn't sure how to monitor the amount Tuomo will consume, and she knew it would be a supplement for him, not his main diet (100% dry food is bad bad bad for perheeni), but now she thinks she'll give it a miss and keep on with his medication as before.
Besides, Tuomo will want his bed time routine of spoon licking and tummy tickles to continue. And Äiti says she can only cope with one fussy eater who needs to eat out of her hand with no other cats around or he just goes anorexic. Hang on, she's talking about me. Pah! 


Katnip Lounge said...

::huge sigh of relief::

Hurrah! We are suspicious of all these "special" diets. Mommy says that humans have managed to make themselves sick by eating crap and now they are starting in on other species, too--we kitties are meant to eat meat, and the occasional greens, and of course creme fraiche.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

If it's not broke, don't fix it. (we just want you to get that creme fraiche and tummy tickles!) Great pics!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Well, WE know nutthin about it, but we loved the pics.

Sparkle said...

My human does not believe in the "special diet" thing that vets sometimes try to talk other humans into doing. And I was personally galled by the ingredient list - there was NO meat! That is wacked. Meat is the most important part of ALL feline diets!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We have become very suspicious of the diets as well. We think you are probably making a good decision.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

The CB really is excellent for gathering information. We think that Tuomo will enjoy much more continuing to get his daily rations of creme fraiche!

The Chans

Fuzzy Tales said...

Thanks for the link.

He recommends surgery (not typically done in North America, I don't think) or the I-131 treatment (typically done but very, very expensive here in Canada).

After my experiences with Annie, I think I would go the route of the I-131 treatment, to be honest. I'd have to remortgage the house again, but that medication...Well, it might just have been Annie, and have been a variety of reasons, but she never was the same after she started on it.