How to Deal Your Cat’s Poor Appetite?

April 29, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases, Health

Anorexia or poor appetite is one of the most common symptoms that sends cat owners into their vet’s office. If you haven’t experienced this illness, there is a good chance that at some point you will.

The main reasons for your cat going for poor appetite are the cat is finicky or sick. It is really difficult to find whether your cat is finicky or sick. Hence I would like to give you a few tips so you are better prepared to handle this situation.

Tip #1. Change the Food

Some of the cats are responding well to a different food. You can try either a different type of food (such as a semi-moist or pouch food), a different canned food, or a different dry food.

Tip #2. Encourage your Kitty to eat

You can provide a fresh food of what you are already feeding. Offering fresh food will definitely stimulate a cat’s appetite. Some of the owners topping off the feeding bowl with fresh food of the same origin. Some of the kitten owners will make their cats come running to the food bowl after hearing the sound of fresh kibble.

Tip#3. Watch Activity of Your Cat

Keenly observe your cat for other signs of illness such as lack of playfullness, lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you notice any other signs of cat illness, please fix an appointment with your vet’s office.

Don’t compromise with the quality of the cat feed. Have a look at the cat feed to make sure it is good quality food formulated to meet cat’s needs. If you introduce any new feed to your kitty, pay close attention to look if it consumes the whole food without any hesitation.

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