Amino acid, iodine, selenium, and coat color status among hyperthyroid, Siamese, and age-matched control cats.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Hyperthyroidism is common among older cats, but its pathogenesis remains poorly understood. Siamese and Himalayan cats have a reduced risk of hyperthyroidism compared with domestic short-hair cat breeds. A mechanism of risk reduction in pointed-coat breeds is unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine if tyrosine, phenylalanine, iodine, or selenium blood… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jvim.12165

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