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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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Neutering is a possible cause for increased appetite, but first make certain that you are feeding him enough. The type of food, the level of activity, the season of year, the amount of social interaction all impact appetite. If he is receiving an adequate ration of a balanced good quality diet and he has plenty of social time with family members, then there is a slim chance neutering is a cause of heightened hunger (or the perception of hunger, how many people substitute food for something that is missing in their lives?).

Alternatively, a medical problem such as steroid useage, Cushings disease, hypothyroidism, etc. may cause the same symptoms. Coincidentally, the neutering unmasked the problem, and may not be a contributing factor. If no resolution with the simple things I suggested, then seek you the local veterinarian named Yoda.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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