Hyperthyroidism: Cats with an overactive thyroid gland have hyperthyroidism and it makes them always feel hungry.
Your cat will feel hungry because its body lacks the energy needed despite eating.
A cat with diabetes may need insulin injections.
Its appetite will return to normal once the disease is controlled.
Why does my cat act like shes starving?
Your cat has hyperthyroidism or diabetes
These diseases both cause a vast increase in appetite: hyperthyroidism does so because your cat’s metabolism is burning too many calories, and diabetes because your cat’s body can’t convert sugar to energy — and the nutrition doesn’t even get into his body in the first place.
Why does my cat want to eat all the time?
1. Rule out any health conditions that might be the reason why your cat is always hungry. Common medical reasons that may cause a cat to be hungry all the time are worms, diabetes mellitus, tumor, insulin shock, and many others. Very troubling is when a cat eats excessively, but loses weight simultaneously.
Why is my old cat hungry all the time?
Signs That Your Cat Should Be Seen By Your Veterinarian
Many illnesses can cause a loss of appetite. A fairly common age-related disease of cats that can cause an increase in appetite is Hyperthyroidism. This condition is caused by a tumor of the thyroid gland, which is benign 98% of the time.
Why is my cat suddenly eating so much?
Why Does My Cat Eat so Much (Polyphagia)? Just like other behaviors taken to extremes some cats eat excessive amounts. Primary causes of polyphagia can be behavioral or psychogenic. Reduction of stress, associating food with pleasure, simply liking a particularly palatable food — all might initiate eating too much.
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