Why is my cat always hungry?
Original Question: What is causing my cat to always be hungry? - Anonymous
Active cats and felines with higher metabolisms usually require more food than their sedentary counterparts. During pregnancy, a cat’s energy and nutrient requirements increase. Mother cats may need up to double their typical food intake to support their growing fetuses.
Some cats who are always hungry have underlying nutritional deficiencies — a lack of protein or insufficient calories, for instance. Overeating can accompany medical conditions such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, intestinal parasites, or inflammatory bowel disease. Stress, anxiety, and overfeeding may cause cats to overeat. Consult your vet if you notice any sudden or unusual changes in your cat’s food intake.
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