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Samiez

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My 14 year old cat is really thin and she isn't fattening up on the food's im giving her.

Does anyone know of any good foods that will fatten her up a bit? Do you think there is any point or do you think it won't matter because of her age?
 

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Could be an underlying problem like thyroid. That is what happened with my old cat. She went on tablets which really helped her. I think you should get her checked by your vet, just to be on the safe side.
 

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Oki doki, She has been thin for about 1/2 years and vets have said nothing about it...always just thought it was age? Will get her checked out anyway.
 

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Agree with the other poster, weight loss in older to middle aged cats is a really common problem. If she is really hungry all the time and yet losing weight overactive thyroid is indeed a possibility and quite a common problem. Its treatable with tablets or surgery. There are other possibilities such as liver and kidney disease or diabetes. Usually there would be an increase in her drinking with these. Sometimes the symptoms can come on gradually so may not be that obvious until you sit and think about it. I would second a trip to the vets for a check over. Some goitres (enlarged thyroid) are so obvious you can feel them but most likely your vet will need to do a blood test to get to the bottom of it. With a lot of these conditions the sooner a diagnosis is made the more can be done about it. Your vet should be able to recommend a diet depending on the test results as sometimes a special diet might be required to help with kidney disease for example.
Anyway good luck and let us know the verdict.
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Agree with the others about getting her checked out by the vet.

If all is well - then James Wellbeloved cat biscuits are very good at putting weight on and helping maintain it. Also Hills do a food (tinned) specifically for cats needing their weight boosted. It is available only from the vet.
 
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