Increased or excessive appetite is when a pet eats more than usual and is caused by behavioral problems, which can lead to obesity. However, an increase in appetite can also be caused by mayor pet health conditions like diabetes, which causes blood sugar levels to drop and will make a cat or dog eat more to compensate. In that case you should consult a veterinarian to determine the treatment.
How to Recognize
If your pet eats more than it normally does, he/she may have an excessive appetite. You may also notice increased thirst or weight gain.
Causes of Excessive Appetite
An excessive appetite may be due to behavioral problems or to medical issues such as Diabetes or a gastrointestinal issue that causes poor absorption of food.
If your pet has an excessive appetite due to a behavioral problem, it can lead to obesity.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.