Diseases which make cats fat

 

Is your cat putting on some abnormal weight? It may be useless to put your cat on a diet. In this case, it is important to go to a veterinary to determine the exact cause of this weigh gain. Your cat may be suffering from a disease.

In this article, you will discover the different pathologies responsible for weight gain in your favourite animal.

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1. Hypothyroidism

This thyroid illness which is very rare in cats usually manifests itself among cats of a certain age. In this case, the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. The cat will then experience a high weight gain. This is a direct consequence of the slowing of its organism which is manifested by a decrease in body temperature, an excessive stocking of fat, depressive tendencies and an energy decrease. Furthermore, hypothyroidism manifests through a changed fur which becomes dry and brittle.

 

2. Stress and depression

Weight gain may be directly linked to stressful situation or to a depression. In fact, a cat will compensate its anxieties with food. Furthermore, a depressed cat will move less and, this way, eliminate calories accumulated during its meals more slowly.