What causes loss of appetite in cats?

What causes loss of appetite in cats?

Loss of appetite in cats, also known as anorexia, can be a sign of a serious underlying disease. The list of potential causes for cats not eating is long and diverse and includes kidney disease, cat flu, diabetes, fever, hyperthyroidism and pancreatitis.

Why is my old cat not eating anything?

Your old cat may not be able to eat because his teeth are aging and it will end up with his kibbles being too hard to chew.

How old is my cat and can she eat?

My cat is 17 years and 3 months old and also has kidney disease. We haven’t cleaned her teeth as the vet says they look ok and doesn’t want to anesthetize her for that long (it was just a quick one to have that tooth pulled).

What should I do if my Kitten doesn’t eat?

Contact your veterinarian if your kitten has not eaten for one to two days or if your adult cat has not eaten in two days. Adult cats, especially those that are overweight, can develop a serious disease called hepatic lipidosis if they stop eating, so prompt action is important.

Why does my cat not have an appetite?

Not the cat.) There may be a more serious reason your cat isn’t eating. Kidney failure, intestinal problems, pancreatitis and several types of cancer and infections can lead to a loss of appetite. It may be something less worrisome like a toothache or tongue or mouth injury.

Why is my senior cat not eating food?

There are many possible causes, but the cat’s age and symptoms are most consistent with end-stage kidney failure. In its early stages, kidney failure causes increased thirst combined with weight loss.

Not the cat.) There may be a more serious reason your cat isn’t eating. Kidney failure, intestinal problems, pancreatitis and several types of cancer and infections can lead to a loss of appetite. It may be something less worrisome like a toothache or tongue or mouth injury.

Contact your veterinarian if your kitten has not eaten for one to two days or if your adult cat has not eaten in two days. Adult cats, especially those that are overweight, can develop a serious disease called hepatic lipidosis if they stop eating, so prompt action is important.

How old does a cat have to be to have an intestinal tumor?

It typically occurs in middle-aged to older cats, generally over six years of age. Otherwise, there is no gender or breed predisposition. Your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical exam on your cat, taking into account the background history of symptoms, and possible incidents that might have led to this condition.