Cat Only Eats Wet Food Now, Concerned
My cat, Zucchini, has had a rough little year of life. I got him back in December and he was free to take home, but very sick. I took him to the vet for dewormers, ear mite treatment. He got better, so I got him neutered. Then, his secondary neuter wound in his abdomen got infected and I had to take him to the vet again for antibiotics. He finally got off his antibiotics so I took him to the vet for vaccinations and a general check up a few weeks ago.
Starting last week, he quit eating dry food. I put water on it, but he only nibbled on it. I tried wet food, he seemed picky about which wet food brand he ate, but he finally accepted friskies wet food and I've been feeding him just that.
He went to the vet about 2 weeks ago for his vaccines and a general check up. The vet checked his teeth and found nothing of concern, but now I am worried that maybe something is wrong.
He usually only refuses dry food when it's cheap. So, I bought him 2 different brands of not so cheap dry food (friskies and kit n kaboodles), but he refused to eat that and instead followed me around like he knew if he held out I'd go buy him wet food (I did).
He's eating, but not for as long as he used to. It's like he's snacking instead of eating and he just stops by his food plate every hour to eat, but doesn't eat it all at one sitting anymore.
I know dry food is just fast food carbs for cats, but I'm on a budget and if this cat could just eat dry food until I find a full time job, that would be great. As is, I have to drop off the 2 full bags of dry food he rejected to my local animal shelter so it won't go to waste. He's eating and playing and pooping and peeing normally, but it's just this one thing: his refusal to eat dry food.
Should I take him back to the vet again or just keep feeding him wet food (it's better for him, anyways, right?)?
Thank you! His behavior is the same, just the same super high energy levels he's always had. Lots of required play time. So, he's not low on energy, but I'm not sure what to make of his food strike. Thoughts?
Last edited by Maya Flores; 04-18-2017 at 03:15 PM.
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