In reality, cats aren't as motivated by food as dogs. If you observe closely, your feline friend may also act demanding when served with food. So if your cat is acting super hungry all the time and begging for food beyond usual, then it could be a sign of a medical issue.
All these habits are perfectly normal to cats. But if you observe that your cat is exhibiting peculiar behavior, then it's time to ask your veterinarian about it. Here are some dangerous causes of increased appetite:
If your cat is immensely bored and has nothing to do, one of the things it will do is keep itself busy and entertained by eating more food. If you suspect that your cat is experiencing boredom, try to play with it, and interact with it before meal time.
These creatures live off your cat's stomach and suck out the nutrients your cat should be getting. If your cat is always hungry despite feeding it regularly, it may not be getting its diet's nutrition. Parasites can also make your cat's body swell, which it may get from eating diseased prey.
When your cat's thyroid gland is overly active, this will cause a massive increase in your cat's appetite. The good thing is that the veterinarian can easily treat this condition with medication.
If your cat is diabetic, it means that its pancreas can no longer convert sugars into energy. Cats then tries to compensate to their low energy by eating more. If your cat always urinates and is constantly thirsty, this could also be a sign of diabetes. If left untreated, it will be dangerous to your cat's health.
If all other reasons have been ruled out and your cat is still gaining weight, then your cat might have cancer. Your veterinarian will suggest different treatment options. Cancer slows down a cat's metabolism, but if treated early, your cat will have a greater chance of survival.
In conclusion, it would be challenging to determine exactly why your cat is eating more than usual. It could be that it is just bored and hungry, or there are other more serious medical reasons. Whatever the reasons are, make sure to take your cat to the vet for it to be properly diagnosed.