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My cat won't eat it's food what do I do

  1. profile image56
    the cat lover 101posted 4 years ago

    My cat won't eat it's food what do I do

    all it does is grab 5 pices then leave,it's not sick or anything,and the vet says theres nothing wrong  with it

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    Since the vet said the cat is healthy, I'd try buying a different type. Perhaps the cat is bored with whatever the flavor is so if it's all fish flavored, try something with chicken or one of the mixed blends. If your feeding it only dry food, you can try mixing in a spoonful of canned food.

  3. Theophanes profile image96
    Theophanesposted 4 years ago

    Do you perhaps have more than one cat? This could be a territory dispute if you do....  the one sneaking off with 5 bites of food may feel he's stealing the other cat's food. This could also be the case if there's a dog or something else nearby that's making him nervous. If you think this might be the case try putting the bowl somewhere else quieter that he hangs around a lot. You could of course try changing the food to something he likes better too, as someone else has suggested. In the end you might just have a very distractable cat and so long as he's not losing weight and the vet thinks he's OK then it's probably not too worrisome an issue.

  4. bethperry profile image90
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    I had this problem once and our vet told us cats can become as demanding as children, and suggested we just not feed him for a day. It sounded cruel, but when we fed it after the 24-hours time, the cat decided it would eat the food put out for it.

    I would caution, however, I've known older cats with tooth loss that simply cannot chew the food offered them. If this may be the case, I suggest moistening the food before offering it to them.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Beth. I've never had a cat who was that picky, but if I run into the problem I'll try not feeding them for a day.

  5. profile image56
    the cat lover 101posted 4 years ago

    i only have one cat and it's not shy or any thing the dogs are out side

 
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