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Cat obsessed with food

post #1 of 5
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Hi!

My 5 year-old cat is behaving like she has never done before: she is obsessed with food, always meowing to have more. She's had Hill's Prescription Diet (T/D) since I got her four years ago, always the same amount (1/4 cup per day twice day). If I give her more, she gets fat! When I get home from work, she would have had food already, fed to her by that automatic dispenser around 5:30. If I get home, let's say at 6:00, she will ask for more and won't let go.

She is an indoor cat, very active, sociable and lively. Maybe this is caused by boredom? I try to play with her as much as I can and give her a lot of attention. Maybe she is tired of the food?

Any idea what's going on?

Thanks,

Minou1
post #2 of 5
The first question, of course, is if she's been to the vet? Maybe there's something physical that's causing an increase in appetite?

If she checks out alright, maybe she can get a meal of high quality canned food? Canned food doesn't pack the weight on a cat like dry food can.
post #3 of 5
I have not used an automatic dispenser (not sure if I have seen one) but are you sure it is actually giving her food? or the right amount of food?
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi Clipix,

Thanks for your advice. I took her to the vet this morning. She will check her tyroxin levels, as there is a possibility she might have hyperthyroidism, although she is young for that. The vet suggested also to wet her food a little, to fill up her stomach.

I will let you know about the test results!

Regards,

N.
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Originally Posted by misty073 View Post
I have not used an automatic dispenser (not sure if I have seen one) but are you sure it is actually giving her food? or the right amount of food?
Hi Misty 073

Thanks for your advice. Actually, I can supply food to the dispenser only twice a day, in two different containers. So, when it is empty, it means the cat ate it. It is not one of those dispensers that stores large amounts of food.

I took her to the vet this morning. She will check her tyroxin levels, as there is a possibility she might have hyperthyroidism, although she is young for that. The vet suggested also to wet her food a little, to fill up her stomach.

I will let you know about the test results!

Regards,

N.
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