by Lynne Fowler
Hi, My cat is called Tom. He is 4 years old and he eats in the morning and in the evening. However, he is on a wet food diet only due to the fact he had a blockage a few years ago when he didn’t belong to me.
I have just rescued him from someone who couldn’t look after him. He does seem a bit overweight and he is always asking for food. I would like to know, please, what is wrong with him?
He has not been vet checked as of yet, however, he has been wormed and is still asking for food and I have not seen any worms in his poo. I have looked up thyroid problems, however, this seems to affect cats of an older age.
So just wondered if anybody can help with this issue. He has also joined a multi-cat home, so didn’t know whether this would affect his eating, but he never gets his food eaten by the other cats.
I look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Kind regards Lynne
Admin: In response to your question, “Why Does My Cat Keep On Wanting Food”, two or three things come to mind (subject to a vet’s check). The first is the plain obvious. He likes food. Not all cats, as far as I am aware, eat correct amounts. Also some cats can be a bit defensive and therefore passive (resulting in weight gain) and have struggled a bit to get hold of food in the past and are thus conditioned to seek it all the time. If there are no other symptoms that could be the simple case.
One symptom of feline diabetes is an increased appetite. There are other symptoms. Also cushings disease can result in an increased appetite but there are other symptoms and you have reported none. You have ticked off hyperthyroidism. The excellent book Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook, Fully Revised and Updated confirms that the early signs of diabetes include a large appetite. But you have not reported frequent urination, loss of weight, drinking lots of water, which are all symptoms of diabetes as well.
Thanks, by the way for sharing. I hope someone can enlighten further.