My cat started losing weight very quickly about 18 months ago so I took him to the vets and it was picked up straight away that he has thyroid problems. He started on medication and has to have 3 monthly blood tests till his thyroid levels are normal. It was stable for a bout 6 months then went a bit haywire again so more frequent blood test. The problem is that he has started to have panic attacks at the vets when he's having the tests. They have to cage him till he calms down but he really doesn't like it at all - I don't blame him, I went through a couple of years with something similar myself but at least I understood what was happening to me. My poor wee man is 14 yrs old and just wants a quiet life to retire into. Is there a point where I say stop now, he's had enough? Or do I just keep at it? As much as I love him and would be devasted to lose him I want him to be happy and do what is in his best interests. The vets that I'm with cater for mostly weathly people so money issues in their eyes never come into their decisions and they seem to be more interested in treating the owner than the animal. I have a friend in a similar situation with a cat of the same age and condition whose vet has advised against treatment and tests and just let her live out her days in peace. My friend is registered with a charity vet so money is an issue there and they deal with people who mostly have no insurance and no spare cash. I just want to do what's right by my cat - I don't want him to suffer or be in any distress.