17yr old neut male constantly hungry & crying
by Lynne Gargett
This time last year I had 3 cats aged 17, 13 & 12 and a 6yr old cav spaniel dog. My dog was put to sleep in Jan due to a bad heart, I was made redundant and at home alot then my middle cat died in March. Since last year my eldest cat who appears in good health though has lost weight, is constantly hungry and follows me about crying all the time. He appears happy apart from that enjoys going out and play fighting with other cat. Is it just old age?
Answer by Kate
this sounds like a thyroid problem to me, loss of weight and a hunger that just can't be satisfied (my own cat had this problem).
The cat needs to see a vet as soon as possible as eventually the body starts to eat away at muscle once all the fat is gone and the cat will become very weak.
the vet will do tests and either prescribe medication or an operation depending on the condition of the cat.
having said all of this I am not a vet so this is just my opinion based on my experience. So let the vet be your true guide as to what is wrong with your cat. (if you are worried about vet bills etc ask your vet if they know of any animal charities locally that me able to help, always worth asking0
I hope your cat is better soon as it sounds like you have been through a lot in the past year or so.
best wishes Kate
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