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Old 02-04-2013, 16:45
annette kurten
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Hope you get to the bottom of it Annette, they are a worry sometimes aren't they !
I hope your wee cat is ok Annette. God they are a huge worry but just sooooo worth it. My lad is a pain in the ass but I wouldn't be without him.
just as much as children.

my cat gets between 3 and 4 pouches a day. The box recommends 3 if they don't eat anything else so it's not over feeding them to whoever said it was. The pouches of some of the brands have got smaller now 85g instead of 100g.

My cat is also always hungry but has also lost weight (1/2kg last time she was weighed) which we have put down to the pouches getting smaller as she is in perfect health.
he`s not over feeding then, it`s probably old age thin and he`s always been lean.

i think it`s also the boredom, i`m going to have to start letting him out on his own.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:52
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We have the same problem with our cat but as he is 18 it's age related. He has been cleared of any illness by the vet.

He drove us nearly demented with constant crying for food. No sooner had he eaten than he was tripping us over in the kitchen for more. It was endless. In desperation I was giving him more food to basically shut him up It failed as he ate it and was then sick.

We have now excepted it's age related and confusion. What is working at the moment is buying some cheap cooked chicken and chopping it up very small and adding it to a pouch of food. Then I have found myself giving him a little saucer of single cream ( I know ) if he starts crying again. Seems to fill him up so he will finally go to sleep. I have put a cat bed in the spare room and now put him in and shut the door.

I have read age makes a cat just forget they have eaten. Our boy is also showing signs of being confused when outside so keeping him in now. Hope you find a solution for you both.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:38
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thank you

he`s 14, hopefully he`ll go for a few years yet. i`m getting some cat toys today so perhaps that`ll divert his attention.

the decline is sad and worrying isn`t it, i hope your cat`s a gentle one
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:34
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Hi.

He is a beautiful ginger boy. Had him since he was a kitten. The most loving cat we have ever had. To look at him he seems big and chunky but if you pick him up he is quite frail. The vet has given him the all clear but I did think a thyroid problem when the endless crying for food started. Never experienced anything like it. He was becoming a danger in the kitchen as always round our feet when trying to cook. The noise was like a crying baby, not even a normal sound.

All seems calm if we get him fed, give a little cream and then pop him into the spare room and he goes to sleep. Otherwise he just gets worse and worse crying for the food.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:34
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Hi.

He is a beautiful ginger boy. Had him since he was a kitten. The most loving cat we have ever had. To look at him he seems big and chunky but if you pick him up he is quite frail. The vet has given him the all clear but I did think a thyroid problem when the endless crying for food started. Never experienced anything like it. He was becoming a danger in the kitchen as always round our feet when trying to cook. The noise was like a crying baby, not even a normal sound.

All seems calm if we get him fed, give a little cream and then pop him into the spare room and he goes to sleep. Otherwise he just gets worse and worse crying for the food.
my old cat [23] did that when she went dotty, she stopped if i called her, regardless of whether she came, i read that they just need to know that you`re there. it`s a horribly distressing sound isn`t it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:05
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thank you

he`s 14, hopefully he`ll go for a few years yet. i`m getting some cat toys today so perhaps that`ll divert his attention.

the decline is sad and worrying isn`t it, i hope your cat`s a gentle one
I was going to suggest cat toys - ours (who is younger than yours) has a toy box (yeah, spoilt) and loves playing.

She particularly likes tennis balls and pink things. The favourite at the minute is a pink mouse, pink ball and a pink furry thing.
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