As a cat guardian you know if your cat goes off food for more than a day or so a trip to the vet in order. A cat’s constant eating can be a sign of health problems, physical and psychological. The reasons why your cat is overeating includes:.)
1. A cat may have worms
Roundworms can cause cats to become very hungry, because worms take all the nutrition from his food before gets to it. A roundworm-infested cat may look fat parasites swell thebbody. A roundworm id contagious to humans if you suspect a cat has them send fecal sample to vet to test is cat is infected for treatment.
2. Hyperthyroidism or diabetes
These diseases cause increased appetite: hyperthyroidism does so because a cat’s metabolism burns too many calories too fast or diabetes because cat’s body can’t convert sugar to energy the nutrition is not get to his body. If your cat is eating constantly and losing weight and drinks lots of water get him to the vet quickly.
3. Cat may be bored or lonely
Bored cats eat because more so solution to problem is provide your cat with toys for more stimulation. Stop giving kibble to him to munch on all day. If you want a supply of food available, provide it in puzzle toys so your cat will work for his meal. This helps burn calories and keep his mind engaged. Provide intellectually stimulating toys or friend to keep mind off his dish. Buy automatic feeders that provide access to food at set time of day.
4. Cat may be depressed
Overeating is a self-soothing behaviour of cats depressed or grieving. It happens if cat exiled to basement after a baby is born. The cat starts eating to self-sooth and result is sad. If a cat is depressed try drawing him out of his shell with gentle interactive play. Give him love blinks to close your eyes leave it closed a second, open them slowly thinking “I love you.”
5. Cat’s food needs nutrition
If you eat fast food you get hungry soon no matter how much you eat. So a poor-quality cat food can have same effect on your cat. Like a person who eats a lot of fast food can only afford starchy foods, your cat will eat because he can’t satisfy the true hunger for nutrients at the root of his desire to eat. Feeding canned food with more nutrient-dense, tastes better, and costs the same as kibble when you feed your cat the proper amount. A cat’s stomachs id small couple of tablespoons of canned or raw food or third of a cup of kibble per feeding is all a cat needs to stay fit and healthy. If a 20-pound Maine Coon needs more food than a Singapura work with your vet to figure out what is most appropriate to feed a feline friend.
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