What Causes Weight Loss in Cats?
Cats frequently lose weight when they do not eat enough. Despite proper food consumption, several disorders cause weight loss. Weight loss may or may not be accompanied by other symptoms of sickness, depending on the reason. Weight loss in cats can be caused by a variety of health issues; some are more serious than others.
Hyperthyroidism is a fairly frequent condition that primarily affects older cats. Due to an enlargement of the thyroid gland, cats with hyperthyroidism produce too much thyroid hormone. The most common cause of thyroid enlargement is a benign tumor that grows on the thyroid.
Weight loss, increased appetite, and increased thirst and urination are all common symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Vomiting, diarrhea, and hyperactivity are also common in cats. Some will scream and seem disturbed. The coats of cats with hyperthyroidism may appear untidy and oily. Radioactive iodine or oral medicines are used to treat hyperthyroidism.