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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2006, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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I just adopted a 10 year old cat from a rescue centre and hes always hungry!! When i feed him he eats al his food straight away then miows for more! I know this isnt normal behaviour for cats becuase normally they nibble. He has been tested for over active thyroid and it came back negative and he has been wormed recentely.

he used to be a stray before he was taken to the centre and only has one tooth so i can only feed him mashed up meat or soft foods.

Does anyone have any idea why hes always hungry?
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I am only guessing, but it might have something to do with her days as a stray. Thank you for rescuing her. She must think she's in heaven, poor baby!

My daughter brought a tiny, motherless kitten home from a visit to a farm. His eyes were barely open when his mother died, and he was the only kitten to survive. I'll never understand how he survived! I imagine the farmer gave him milk when he milked the cow. At any rate, when she brought him home, that little boy climbed inside a 50 pound bag of dog food, and just kept eating! The collies didn't mind. They all babied him. In fact he was the second kitten our collies nursed.

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A few questions...What brand of food are you feeding and how much are you giving him? How's his weight? Is he thin, average or overweight?


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2006, 04:26 PM
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I'm assuming you had the cat to the vet. If so what has you vet said about the cat being hungery all the time? Also, when he meows for more food do you give it to him? There can be a number of reasons why he's always hungery. Go to the vet first.
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I feed him felix as he only has one tooth so can only have meat. he has four small meals a day. he is average weight. i checked online he is the right weight for his size, age etc. he has seen a vet who checked him out but couldnt find anything wrong medically!
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Re: Toms always hungry

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he used to be a stray before he was taken to the centre and only has one tooth so i can only feed him mashed up meat or soft foods.
This might be the reason right here. Are you used to feeding your cats dry food? The volume of a wet-food-only diet has to be a lot higher, because wet food is mostly water. It may look like he's eating tons, but he's probably really not. Imagine how much you would have to eat if you could only eat soup and jello!

Anyway, I would keep using his weight as your gauge. If he doesn't look like he's becoming overweight, than give him as much as he'll eat.
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