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Offline Bluejackal

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Thyroid problems?
« on: December 28, 2004, 10:31:25 AM »
I'm worried about the rate one of my parents' cats is gaining weight.  He's never gained this quickly before and they've even lessened his food intake.  Each cat gets about 1/2 cup daily or less.  They used to be on light-formula food from Science Diet, but now it's switched over to a hypoallergenic formula made by Royal Canin, methinks.

He's almost twelve years old and started gaining weight about a year-and-a-half ago.  He was once a very thin, sleek, and muscular cat, but now he's just...a ball of fat with fur.  *laughs*  Perhaps I worry too much.
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Re: Thyroid problems?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004, 11:56:43 AM »
it is rare, almost unHEARD of, for a cat to be hypothyroid. they are almost always hyperthyroid, which presents as a thing cat with a ravenous appetite, among other things.

there are many other things that could be wrong, or the cat may just be overweight. a trip to the vet to assure things are in order, would be best.
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Re: Thyroid problems?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004, 02:12:39 PM »
I've recently read that giving an all dry diet contributes to being overweight (which contributes to diebetes).
Sunshine posted some interesting links on the subject in this thread.
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