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.


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.