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my cat has recently started eating all the time and drinking a lot of water, not sure why?

Posted by jholtz3944

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Actually, tapeworms are only rarely implicated in an increased appetite or weight loss in a cat.  Additionally, tapeworms are not associated with drinking a lot of water either.  To confirm a diagnosis of tapeworm infection, you really should either be seeing the visible tapeworm segments (on the stools or around the cat's rectum) or your veterinarian might identify the eggs in a stool specimen microscopic check.

Back to my original suggestion...if you truly feel that your cat is eating more food than normal and drinking a lot of water, you should have him examined by your veterinarian.

Helpful Buckeye

im actually thinking he has tapeworms, he had fleas before but had that taken care of. hes been really anxious and he will run around then eat then go nuts, then eat again.....hmm?

Those are classic signs of the onset of diabetes mellitus.  However, there are some other considerations before a diagnosis can be reached.

You should have your cat  examined by your veterinarian, to include some blood work.  Then, you will have a better idea if this is something you need to be concerned about.

Helpful Buckeye


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