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8 Things to Try When Your Cat Won't Eat

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats, food )

- 1738 days ago -
If your cat is healthy but refuses food she once enjoyed, here's how to get her eating again.

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Christeen A (370)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:56 am
Great tips. Thank you.

Constance F (418)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:00 am
Eliot's taste buds ~ the bane of my existence ! And apparently, I am not alone in this quest. I have tried every cat food available along with cooked and raw. Now after 16 years, I have figured the trick. Every meal must be a new surprise. If he saw it at breakfast, he doesn't want to see it again at dinner.

. (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:51 am
The micro is a big tip. Remember, your cat is related to the big cats who do not eat cold meat. Put it in the micro for 6 seconds.
This is also a tip for those who are bottle feeding new borns. Their milk has to be refrigerated, but ,put the milk filled bottle in the micro first- 3-6 seconds. It can make all the difference. Remember, mommy's milk is not cold.

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:56 am
LOL Constance! :)

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:39 am
See, I AM a big meanie! In my house with 8 cats vying for a dinner plate, you eat what you get or someone will and you go hungry!
Seriously, I think variety is the key. When Spud was on a special diet they all had to eat it. Day One was great! New food! By Day Three no one would eat it. No one wants the same ole thing day after day.

Sonia M (60)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:56 am
Good tips,thanks for sharing

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:36 pm
I never have a problem with my kitties.

Sharon W. (4)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:04 pm
LOL, I donīt see this problem ever occurring with my cats, ever :D

Jeanne R (1203)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:48 pm
Thanks for the info!

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:54 pm
Good tips.
Thank You..

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:59 pm
Interesting and splendid tips, Meow Thank you!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:07 pm
How embarrassing. The obligate carnivore that owns me turns her nose up at meat. She wants to chow down on the most disgusting cheap dry food available. Feeding cats dry food is not a good idea as it can lead to health problems down the road. This is the first cat that I have known that walks away from organic meat, canned meat. She may nibble on it for a tiny bit and then walk off. She was dumped in front of a shelter with 18 others in plastic totes so who knows what she was fed from kitten hood. She also ignores higher brands of dry food, she wants to be fed absolute junk. All the other obligate carnivores are giggling at her. My neighbour's cats are always happy to eat what she does not, sometimes saves my neighbour the expense of buying cat food.

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:36 am
I have never had this problem with any of my cats. These seam like good tips to try if needed.

Sara P (57)
Friday July 19, 2013, 7:55 am
My cat has at her disposal the best brands of dry food of varied flavors becauseshe's a little bit spoiled :) and gets tired of something easily. But about the wet food, I've tried various brands here too and she seems to prefer one in particular and only one taste. When she starts to acting up, I massage her on the back near the tail and she starts to eat. Ah, viziatissima Mia. :)))))

Carol H (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:32 am
thanks for the info, noted
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