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My cat won’t eat their food, what should I do?

It’s always a worry when our pet’s feeding habits change. Here’s a few things to think about if they do..

Cats are known for being very particular about their food.  One day they can enjoy their dinner and the next, they might walk away from it, so sometimes, it can be difficult to decipher where they are just being fussy or whether there is an underlying problem.

Reasons for not eating can include illness, stress, dental problems, dislike of a new product or recipe, the food has been out too long or just generally being fussy.  However, it is not ideal for a cat to be off their food for too long as it can lead to conditions such as hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver). So, if it has been 24 hours or more and your cat still isn’t interested in their food, give your vet a call to discuss your concerns and rule out any medical issues.

If your cat is simply a little fussy, the article below may offer some hints and tips.
An Owners Guide to Fussy Cats

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