Cachexia in Cats. If your cat loses an excess of ten percent of its normal body weight (when it is not due to fluid loss), you should be concerned. There are many things that can cause weight loss, including anorexia, the cat's quality of food, and/or chronic disease. Many forms of cancer affect older cats resulting in weight loss. Cancers that affect your cat's internal organs can lead to gastrointestinal issues that result in vomiting, loss of appetite or diarrhea, according to VetInfo. There are many forms of cancer that your senior kitty can suffer from, including cancerous tumors or skin cancers.
Want to know why your cat is losing weight? Check out this list from Animal Planet and learn the top 5 reasons your cat might be losing weight. In this article, we will help you understand some of the causes of weight loss in cats and how owners could help address these issues. Read on for some tips on how you can help your cat put on the weight he needs to gain.
A 5 kg cat who is on a maintenance diet and doesn’t need to gain or lose weight. 220 RER x 1.2 = 264 calories per day. A 1 kg kitten who is growing. 100 RER x 2.5 = 250 calories per day. A 6.5 kg obese cat who needs to lose weight. 265 RER x.8 = 251 calories per day.Author: Julia Wilson. But a pound weight loss in a 10 pound cat is loss of 10% of the cat's body weight. That is significant. Too often, I have seen cats brought in for an examination only after they look like the cat to the left and this is MUCH too late! Unfortunately, when you look at your cat, you may not notice early weight loss.
Other research has shown that obese cats lose weight without losing lean body mass following low fat/high fiber diets and high fat/low carb diets. Both kinds of Author: Julie Edgar. Supplementing a cat’s diet with L-Carnitine in amounts approximating 250 to 500 mg per cat per day will aid in mobilizing fat into glucose and will improve the health of a cat that is on a weight loss .