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Q: Tickles Won't Eat?

August 19, 2011 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1054 days ago

Ches21

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?

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Michele Z.
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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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