Why Is My Cat Always Hungry

Really? Is this how cats eat? My cat is always hungry and I seem not to like it, Because i never though that could be this voracious like a dog. Why is my cat always hungry, please. She damn consuming a lot of food, and yet her size or weight isn't increasing.

May 15, 2020 11:40 AM
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The only reason i could think of making your cat always hungry is Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is a disease that prevents cats from using dietary glucose for energy because of a lack of insulin. Cats with diabetes mellitus exhibit signs of increased hunger due to their inability to break down and use glucose for energy. Insulin is the only hormone in the body that allows it to take glucose (i.e. sugar) from food and bring it into the cells where it can be broken down into usable energy. Cats that lack insulin will be unable to use this energy, and one of the classic signs of diabetes mellitus in cats is weight loss in the face of increased hunger and a good appetite.

That means a diabetic cat would crave extra kibble to compensate for their lack of energy. In addition to cats appearing hungry all the time

May 15, 2020 11:46 AM

Hey Derek, If you find yourself asking, “Why is my cat always hungry?”. Well, the answer could be based on a medical condition, like hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid gland. It could be a behavioral issue. Or it could be that your cat is just looking for some attention. However, I would advice you take your cat to see a professional vet doctor.

May 15, 2020 11:51 AM


According to my vet, Intestinal problems can be associated with a decreased appetite or increased appetite. But when a cat is hungry all the time, it may have to do with irritated bowels from an inflammatory disease or intestinal cancer like lymphoma. It depends on the primary cause of the intestinal disease, but if it is with an increased appetite, it could be because of the level of inflammation is affecting the cat’s ability to digest and absorb nutrients, and it may need to take in a higher level of food to compensate for that.

Disease that affects the small intestine results in an inability to absorb nutrients. “Because of this, the cat will lose nutrients from food in the stool, which results in an increased appetite and weight loss.” So i think your cat has bowel problems if she/he is always hungry.

May 15, 2020 11:55 AM


I think you need to check the age of your cat. The natural changes that happen with aging can make a cat hungry all the time.. As animals get older, their ability to digest fat and protein decreases while their energy requirements increase.

May 15, 2020 11:59 AM

Cat’s food itself or the lack of it could be why your cat is always hungry. If the food is of poor quality or they aren’t eating enough of it, that could make them incessantly beg for food. There are certainly times where owners think they’re feeding the appropriate amount of food and it simply is not enough for the cats to maintain their weight. So, they do seem hungry. Maybe you need to check out your cat food and see how quality it is, that might just be the solution to your cat hunger war.

May 15, 2020 12:03 PM