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Sometimes our cat will not want to eat I think. ¿What can we do? We ask ourselves on such occasions.
Don't worry too much, they are usually transitory episodes they usually have a simple solution. Observe carefully the behavior of your feline and apply the advice that we will offer you below. If despite everything your cat is reluctant to eat I think, it will be time to go to the vet to help you solve the problem.
Continue reading this AnimalWised article in which we will propose various solutions when you see that your cat does not want to eat I think, and you ask yourself: ¿What I can do?You may also be interested in: My ferret does not want to eat I think Index
- A new think
- I think of always
- Why does the cat not want to continue eating its feed?
- The cat does not eat or drink water
- Why does the cat not want to eat or drink water?
- Wet food
A new think
Sometimes the reason why the cat does not want to eat food is due to a reason as simple as that does not like. This happens frequently when there is a change in the brand or type of feed and the new one is not attractive to the cat..
However, it also happens that such a change is required for health reasons of the cat. For example, when the puppy reaches adulthood and must change its diet; or after sterilization when you should consume an appropriate feed for your new state.
Trick: Perfume the feed
A simple solution is "perfume the feed " with an irresistible aroma for the palate of the cat. The ideal products to make the aromatic essence are sliced ham or chicken. The way to prepare the aroma is as follows:
Beat a slice of york ham or a piece of roasted or fried chicken, mixing it with a little water and a few drops of sunflower oil. The resulting emulsion will be poured over the feed and thoroughly coated all the feed so that it is well impregnated with the irresistible aroma.
Normally this trick works well, and little by little you should reduce the amount of chicken or ham aroma until the cat adapts to the new feed..
I think of always
Another different thing is when the cat suddenly stops eating their usual feed.
In this case we should give our pet cat malt, since it is very possible that the poor person suffers trichobezoars. We can also smear the cat's paw with pharmaceutical paraffin. Trichobezoars are hairballs that form in a cat's stomach and intestine when it licks its hair to groom itself. Is a common problem that usually resolves when the cat regurgitates or defecates its hair. However, it can become a very serious problem if it is not solved promptly, potentially endangering the life of the cat..
Cat malt and pharmaceutical paraffin facilitate the expulsion of trichobezoars.
Also when we make the perfume for feed, we can substitute sunflower oil for pharmaceutical paraffin oil. This dietary oil (quite expensive), is not absorbed in the intestinal tract of the feline, so all the amount that enters comes out. Lubricating and facilitating intestinal unblocking.
Why does the cat not want to continue eating its feed?
- Environmental factors
Summer heat, thirst, heat, and stress can significantly decrease appetite of the cat. Let's make sure that our cat never lacks water.
- A significant change
A relevant event can suddenly make our cat reluctant. Births, deaths, or the arrival of a new pet to the home, can cause the cat to become stressed and stop eating. If this happens, the normal thing is that in a couple of days normality returns.
- Other animals in the home
Another factor that we must observe if we have more than one pet, will be that our cat eats part or all of the other's feed. Among pets, it is a very common practice to demonstrate their hierarchy by eating the other's and preventing their feed from being consumed..
The cat does not eat or drink water
If our cat does not eat its feed, but does not drink water, we must take it without delay To veterinary.
The most common cause of this abnormal behavior is usually a poisoning of our pet. It can be accidental, as for example that the cat has been purged with some poisonous plant; or that it is some bad person in the neighborhood who has offered poisoned food to the cat.
The pain felt by the cat when ingesting anything is such that it prefers to abstain from eating and drinking. A quick visit to the vet is imperative.
Why doesn't the cat want to eat or drink water?
Rabies produces hydrophobia in animals attacked by it deadly disease. Hydrophobia, as the name suggests, means water phobia. So if we observe that our cat avoids liquid food, it can be a sign of contagion of this terrible disease..
A bite from a rat, squirrel or any other infected animal can spread rabies to our cat if it is not vaccinated. Obviously, if the cat stops drinking automatically, it stops eating foods that increase thirst..
As well it may be some other disease other than rabies but in the same way, these symptoms reveal a serious problem, go to the specialist.
There are cats that preferably eat wet feed, although this type of feed should only be given circumstantially, since it causes tartar and foul feces..
Sometimes the feeder is not clean and the feed spoils. Usually the cat will reject said I think. It may also happen that we have left the can of fresh feed open and out of the refrigerator, fermenting the rest of the feed due to heat or insects
A quick way to find out if our cat's lack of appetite is mild or severe, will offer you a sliced slice of ham. If he rejects it, it is quite likely that we will have to go to the vet.