Q: Tickles Won't Eat?

August 19, 2011 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1624 days ago


my dad says that lately his cat Tickles will not eat her food and will only eat kitty treats so I was wondering if it would work to feed her soft food instead of dry food or maybe give her tuna fish or something?

Readers' Answers (1)
Michele Z.

Aug 24, 2011

Not eating or even a change in eating patterns could be the first sign of a medical problem. Tickles needs to be examined by a vet!

If Tickles goes outdoors, it is possible she has another food source (e.g., catching mice). But it is still best to rule out a medical problem!

In the meantime, you could try giving Tickles foods that might stimulate her taste buds and get her to eat something. A small amount of tuna could be "okay", but it lacks the necessary taurine, so should not be given as a substitute for all other foods.

Please schedule an exam for Tickles!!!!

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