I have 4 cats. 1 of which, Blade, used to act like he was starved all the time and eat everything in sight. He ended up having hyperthyroidism. He takes meds now and is completely normal again.
Now....2 of the other cats, Riley and Spencer, are acting the same exact way Blade used to act. They act like they haven't eaten in days. They'll try to knock the food out of my hands. They'll eat EVERYTHING....I mean even stuff that isn't food.
First Riley was doing that. Took him to the vet....had blood work and stuff done and everything came back normal. The only thing was he had a uti so we knocked that out with antibiotics. But he's still acting like he's starving.
Now his fur is looking funny. I'm thinking it's probably the winter, whole humidity, static electricity and his brother licking him...but his fur is like frizzy. Just on top of his head.
I would have bet $1,000 that the vet was going to tell me that he has hyperthyroidism just like Blade. So, now I'm thoroughly confused. I don't want him or his brother getting themselves sick because they are eating crap they shouldn't be.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Anyone been through something similar?
By the way, going to go get Spencer tested too. Will probably take Riley back too just in case the uti threw stuff off (don't even know if that's possible.)