7mo cat suddenly eating less -- picky?
My 7mo cat Smokey has always been a very slow eater, taking up to 30 minutes to finish 3oz of wet food. I feed her inside the basement door so that my older cat doesn't eat her food, and now I hear her "burying" her dish after only a few seconds. When I check, she's maybe taken two bites and disappeared to her favorite spot. Sometimes I'm able to tap on the dish and get her to come back to finish, but lately even that doesn't work. If I put it in the fridge and give it to her 20 minutes later, she usually eats more of it.
I feed her some dry at lunch time, and she gobbles that up. She was having diarrhea for a long time, so the dry lunch became part of the schedule. (Nature's Instinct LID Turkey; and the wet food is the same brand/flavor.)
This morning I gave her my older cat's food (Dave's) and she wouldn't even touch it. She does at least start to eat her own food.
We just did the dish-tap-eat-more thing, and now she ate most of the 3oz. There might be a tablespoon left.
I don't think it's a temperature thing, because I just pulled the dish back out of the fridge. Yesterday I mixed it with a bit of hot water to warm it up. Is she just getting picky about the food itself? She's had only the LID Turkey for around two months now. We're moving in two weeks, so I wasn't up for experimenting with new foods because of the diarrhea.
If she were just being picky, would she still be eating at first? That's what's throwing me. She'll start eating and then decide after a minute or two that she's done. Meanwhile, my older cat inhales anything and everything in minutes. I never have to worry about her, LOL.
Last edited by sweetsmudge; 10-22-2015 at 07:51 AM.