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Q. 7 year old cat is very hungry and thirsty

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. Polyphagia (excessive hunger) and polydipsia (excessive thirst) are commonly associated with Diabetes and Hyperthyroidism in cats. The best advice here is to do tests to determine what disease process, if any, may be responsible for these symptoms. A visit to the vet for bloodwork and a T4 test should cover all basis and give us an answer so we can proceed with the proper treatment.


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