Hi, this is the second msg to post in this introduction page. I bliefly explained my situation with my cats in the 1st post. I have Ally (about 13-14 yrs old), Spock (11 yrs-old) and am trying to adopt Tora (about 2-3 yrs old). I just found that Ally needs her teeth clean and possible tooth or teeth extraction due to her gingavitas (sp?) and Spock has hyperthyroid and I am waiting for the further result for his heartworm test. I am just feeling so sad that our babies started having problems like this. Especially, Spock having hyperthyroid. I hate to put him on daily medication but I do not want to take a chance to let him have complication from untreated hyperthyroid. I am scared to have radioactive iodine shots, too. I just LOVE them from my heart so these things are just overwhelming to me. Tora that we are trying to adopt keeps having diarhea as well and I am just feeling so worried about all of my babies. I joined this forum if anyone can share some experiences or thoughts regarding the treatment of hyperthyroid. Thank you and I cannot wait for me to be able to join this forum and discuss with other kitty lovers!