Showing posts with label cat not eating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cat not eating. Show all posts
Saturday, September 2, 2017

What To Do When Your Pet Doesn't Want to Eat

Your pet is not eating and you don't know why?  Some pets have food preferences just like we do and some pets can be especially finicky.  However, it is important to determine if the issue is a behavior problem (being finicky) or a medical issue. Inappetence can be a serious sign.  If your pet is not eating, it often is because your pet isn’t feeling well.  Watching your pet closely can tell you a lot about the underlying cause of why your pet does not want to eat.  

Some important points to observe:
  • Is it a certain time of day?  Perhaps mornings?
  • Is it certain foods?
  • Is it environmental?
  • Other pets/people around?  
  • Location of feeding bowls? (some cats prefer high spots)
Be sure to take your pet to your veterinarian if you notice any signs of inappetance. Causes of inappetance can range from kidney or liver disease to gastrointestinal conditions such as pancreatitis.   The longer you wait to take them to the vet, the longer your pet may feel uncomfortable. 

After your vet determines the cause of your pet's inappetance, a change in diet (depending upon the reason) along with a few supplements can make a world of difference.   The following supplements are helpful for inappetance:

Gastro ULC  Gastro ULC For Pets is a natural remedy for cats and dogs with acid stomach, reflux and vomiting

Soothing Digestive Relief -- Enzyme formula that soothes the stomach, relieves gas, indigestion and tummy rumbling.

Power Probiotic -  The Best probiotic for dogs and cats.  Power Probiotic is pure, natural and contains no fillers. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Finicky Cats May Have Acid Stomach

"Many cats are a little bit finicky about the textures and smells with their food. If your cat is finicky, one way to keep up their interest is to use alternating flavors, textures and forms of food. Be sure to avoid grains such as wheat, rice, corn and other fillers.  Cats are carnivores and need a high protein diet.   Use different flavors such as lamb, venison and rabbit---sticking with just fish or poultry can lead to food allergies.  Use canned and raw frozen food for best results.

If your kitty is acting extra finicky, be sure to take her to the veterinarian. Finicky eating, accompanied by weight loss in older cats can be a sign of kidney disease.  Kidney disease is very common in senior cats and to help slow the progression of the disease and the picky eating, use Power Probiotic, Gastro ULC and Kidney Terrain Power Probiotic repopulates friendly intestinal flora which supports kidney health and improves digestion.  Gastro ULC contains soothing nutrients to coat the stomach and ease pain which can increase a kitty's appetite.  Kidney Terrain provides nourishment for the kidneys, is easy to use and is good as a preventative for senior cats even if kidney function is still normal.