Fussy Cats

Felines - Hard Time Feeding

Cats are connoisseurs of a variety of things, including beds, laps, toys, and most importantly, food.

Food is a cat’s main motivation - it’s at the top of their list of priorities. Having said that Cats are also infamous for being picky eaters. Occasionally, despite their loving pet parents' best efforts, they simply turn up their noses and refuse to give their food a second consideration.

Some cats become so fussy about their food that their owners have to feed them by hand or prepare special meals for them. While this may work, the cat will almost likely demand again it in the future, making it nearly hard for their devoted pet parent to leave on vacation for fear of the cat going hungry.

Fussy Cats

Cats are connoisseurs of a variety of things, including beds, laps, toys, and most importantly, food.

Food is a cat’s main motivation - it’s at the top of their list of priorities. Having said that Cats are also infamous for being picky eaters. Occasionally, despite their loving pet parents' best efforts, they simply turn up their noses and refuse to give their food a second consideration.

Fussy Picky Cats

Some cats become so fussy about their food that their owners have to feed them by hand or prepare special meals for them. While this may work, the cat will almost likely demand again it in the future, making it nearly hard for their devoted pet parent to leave on vacation for fear of the cat going hungry.

Fact
Cats would never eat and drink from the same spot in the wild. However, we frequently place their food and water dishes next to each other in our houses.

Is Your Cat a Picky Eater?

Picky Cats

Consider where the cat is fed. This could be one of the reasons your cat is uncomfortable. There could be other reasons such as pets in the neighbourhood, loud noises, or there is a lot of activity, simply transferring the food to a different spot may help. Choose a spot your cat recognizes feels safe in.

When dealing with a picky eater, one of the most important things to remember is to avoid the urge to start feeding human food at random from the table. Transitioning back to balanced cat meals becomes much more difficult once human food is offered in this manner.

Cats, unlike humans, do not drink and eat at the same time. They prefer to do it at different times. Cats also have an instinctual fear that their food would pollute their water, making them less interested in it. As a result, we recommend that their food and water bowls be placed in various areas (try Raw Cut Bone Broth recipes for Cats, a nutritional food topper).

  • Bowl Size!

Are your cat's food and water bowls large enough? When those whiskers come into contact with something, such as the edge of a dish, a slew of feelings are elicited. When your cat is attempting to eat or drink, this can be a little overwhelming or bothersome. A shallow dish, rather than a large or narrow bowl, is typically a preferable choice for a cat.

Cats in the wild catch and devour tiny prey such as mice. As a result, their meals are typically served slightly warm. If you're feeding wet food to your cat, be sure it's not chilly. You should make it a practise to take their food out of the fridge for a while before feeding. Or better still, you can try our 100% Natural, Freeze-Dried Cat Food Range, designed for optimum nutrition and convenience.

If your cat is still not eating properly after you've checked all of the above, it's worth double-checking that there isn't something more serious going on. Stress, dental issues, gastrointestinal distress, or kidney disease, for example, could all be contributors. Contact your veterinarian if you see anything unusual, especially if it involves a change in behaviour.

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