Hyperthyroidism is among the most common glandular disorders in cats. If your feline family member is 12 years of age or older, this condition could manifest. Typically caused by an excessive concentration of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone in the blood also known as T4, your kitty may begin to show weight loss and increased appetite as the first warning signs. Yowling is a trademark indication that your cat is really hungry, even at times when they would ordinarily eat or after having been fed as usual. Other things to pay attention to are excessive thirst, increased urination, hyperactivity, unkempt appearance, panting, diarrhea, vomiting and increased shedding.

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