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 a 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 does my cat constantly beg for food?
Diseases such as feline diabetes, hypothyroidism, and kidney disease also cause cats to overeat. If your cat begs for food but won’t eat it once he has it, that behavior could be a sign of food allergies or gum disease.
Why is my cat always hungry but skinny?
You will need to visit your veterinarian to get a real diagnosis for this, but one of the common causes is a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is caused by a (usually) benign tumor on the thyroid gland. Its major symptoms are tremendous hunger, weight loss, and unusually frequent water intake.
Why is my cat eating so much all of a sudden?
Diseases Known to Cause Excessive Hunger in Cats. In older cats, an overactive thyroid is one of the most common reasons for excessive hunger. In a hyperthyroid cat, circulating levels of thyroid hormones rise progressively higher, which triggers an increase in the metabolic rate.
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