Our old cat's "senior" blood tests results came back and he does have hyerthyroidism, which is probably what is causing his high blood pressure, too. There are 3 options. An expensive $1000 treatment that would fix the problem, daily pills or daily cream applied to his ears. Apparently the pills are about $40 a month and the cream $48 a month.
Yikes. Due to the cats advanced age, vet doesn't recommend the $1000 fix, so I am going with the cream applied to the ears treatment. That's got to be easier than trying to give a cat a pill twice a day, for the rest of his life, right? I'm waiting for a pharmacy to call me back to let me know they have it ready. I guess it's a special compound that has to be made and there are only 2 pharmacies in our town to do that.
So, my cat will cost more in medication a month then I pay for myself, LOL. Other than that, all his other tests came back good and normal.