My cat who is 8 years old has suddenly gone from eating half a sachet of wet food to devouring 2. She looks very healthy with a love;ly coat and has recently been wormed. Any suggestions please?

  • Nathan R.

    18/09/2013

    i wouldnt worry as long as their acting normal/happy/content. 

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  • Lesley C.

    18/09/2013


    She is definitely happy! Thanks

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  • Rory O.

    23/09/2013

    Don't worry if she acts like she normally does, so it's probably just your cat getting older and when they get older they get more hungry. 

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  • Lesley C.

    23/09/2013


    Thanks for the feedback, useful and reassuring.

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  • Heather W.

    03/10/2013

    Not to panic you but I would get Puss checked by a vet. It could only could be a thyroid problem. I had a Puss that was starving all the time and that was what the problem turned out to be. Good luck

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  • Lesley C.

    04/10/2013

    Oh thank you, hadn't thought of thyroid. I will make an appointment.

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  • Andrew the Vet

    18/10/2013

    This is Dr Andrew Jones.

    I concur, and would have advised having her thyroid checked. Did she test as being hyperthyroid?

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  • Lesley C.

    19/10/2013

    I haven't taken her yet.  The hunger seems to come and go and I wonder if she is just being greedy!  She fusses round my hubby when he is feeding and he gives in and offers her more food but I just say no!

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  • Lesley C.

    19/11/2013


    Hi Andrew

    Since getting your last message I thought that I really should take Dotty to the vet.  I have now done this and he checked her over and said that her thyroid is fine.  Apparantly he has a cat at home just like her who will fuss for more food, will eat it quite happily if he is given more but if he is ignored then he gives up asking and is also happy with that.  Thanks again for your feedback.

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