Why is my cat always hungry?

There could be two main reasons why your cat may always be hungry.

One over which you have no say. One in which you have complete control. So, although you most certainly can do a significant amount to minimise this, it is unlikely you will ever be able to eradicate it totally. It's also possible that you'll never want to, as a hungry animal shows that it's healthy enough to eat. When they don't want to, that's when we start to worry for them. Despite how bothersome it may be, it is a part of their appeal.

They are meat eaters. This means non-domesticated cats have to hunt for their food. It's not something that grows naturally. Hunting has such a dismal success rate and might be risky. As a result, a cat may be harmed while hunting. This indicates that once a cat has caught a tasty meal, it will hold onto it like a prized possession for as long as needs be. If they can, they'll strive to consume it as quickly as possible so they don't have to share it with anybody else. If another predator tries to go near them, they'll be ready to fight back. Similarly, if someone else manages to catch their target, they will be the ones attempting to take the catch.

Herbivores, on the other hand, never have to deal with this issue because most of their food is found growing on trees or the ground. Their patch of green isn't worth fighting over. There is no shortage of food.

The domesticated cat is a stones throw away from the wild.

So embrace the truth that cats in general, and other genuine carnivores, do tend to be possessive of their food and will happily take from others, too. Not out of malice, but out of a need for survival, the phrase "what is mine is mine, and what is yours is also mine" applies here. Predator survival is difficult unless you have mastered a wide range of skills and talents.

That's the disappointing news, the bit you have little control over when it comes to your cat's constant hunger. You can, however, do a lot to alleviate this hunger.

When our bodies require additional nutrients, all animals, including humans, become ravenous. The hunger lessens once we eat a substantial meal. As the bulk of the food is digested, we may feel full for a brief period of time, but our bodies soon send out hunger signals since the meal lacked necessary nutrients.

A healthy body relies on a variety of nutrients. It's the same with your cat. While they don't get enough nutritional food, your cat's physiology will keep triggering the hunger signal.

Furthermore, most commercial cat food, regardless of price or expert claims, is nutrient-deficient. It's unfortunate to say, but some manufacturers care more about their bottom line than the well-being of our feline companions. Cats require better quality ingredients than what is advertised on the label or in the packaging.

Because manufactured food is often nutrient-poor, animals are often left out of the loop. As soon as you begin providing your cat excellent and natural ingredients that are rich in nutrients, they will be content for longer periods of time. As soon as you realise why your cat is always hungry, the answer can be obvious, however if you are in doubt or have concern, needles to say a visit to the Vet may be in order, just for professional advice and piece of mind.

Cats should be fed a high-quality, natural food that even the busiest households can manage.

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