Jasmine, needs to take daily supplements of iodine

Great news everyone! Yesterday, we finally got Jasmine’s thyroid biopsy (FNAB) results and no cancer cells were found! Vet explained that the thyroid gland needs iodine to make hormones. If the thyroid doesn’t have enough iodine to do its job, the body cause the thyroid to work harder.

This is what caused an enlarged thyroid that became evident as a lump on Jasmine’s throat. Consequences of not having enough iodine (iodine deficiency) are very serious so it is vital to keep it under control. We’re giving Jasmine daily supplements of iodine & omega3 and adding iodized salt to her wet food.

If she responds well to treatment it should start looking less swollen in a few weeks.

Should prognosis fail, she might be needing hormone injections for life. On the other hand, her corneal ulcer has sealed completely. She’ll be on treatment for ten more days and she’s expected to make a full recovery in the next couple of weeks.

Godspeed Jasmine <3