My Cat Isn’t Eating

Cats have preferences– favorite chairs and favorite food. However, if your cats stop eating, they may have a more serious problem than pickiness. Make sure to tell your Scottsdale, AZ vet if your cat stops eating.

Illness

Not eating can be a symptom of certain illnesses. Weight loss will make the problem worse, so if your cat stops eating, talk to your Scottsdale, AZ vet as soon as possible.

Stress

Cats are sensitive to changes in their environments. If they are in an unfamiliar place, if a new person or pet joins the household or if their diet changes, they may stop eating. Lack of appetite can also be a sign of anxiety or depression in cats. If you think your cat has a psychological problem, talk to your Scottsdale, AZ vet.

What To Do

If your cats are just choosy about their food, the first step is to try changing foods. Make sure to transition your cats to their new food gradually. If a cat is unable to eat because of illness or stress, you may need to feed him or her yourself. Be sure to check with your Animal hospital Scottsdale, AZ first.