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Im just curious on why my cat is eating so much (more than

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I'm just curious on why my cat is eating so much (more than I've ever seen any other cat eat before). She is about 16 months old and fairly active. She's been checked for parasites multiple times at our local vet. She has been eating cat food called 'Indigo Moon - Solid Gold' which is gluten free and wheat free and is high in protein (not sure if this is relevant to her over-eating). She's been on this food for probably about 4-5 months. Not sure what other information I can provide you. I appreciate your help.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

- Have you noticed any vomiting or diarrhea?

- Is she excessively thin or losing weigh?

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It seems like she's actually putting on some weight, but at the same time her stools are sometimes loose (no vomitting).
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the reply!

This is unlikely to be a problem - more likely to be a young cat's metabolism.

If this were a 10 year old cat I would worry about diabetes, hyperthyroidism, cancer, etc.

In a younger cat with no other signs of illness (notably GI signs and weight loss) this is likely to be metabolism and nothing to worry about.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Any suggestions on making her eat less? I guess the obvious answer is to just not feed her when she is asked to be fed.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
If she is a good weight, and otherwise doing well - I am not sure I would restrict the food intake.

I would only restrict the food if you are concerned she is becoming overweight as right now, if she is at a good weight, she may be eating just enough calories for her specific metabolism.
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
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