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post #1 of 12
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Humble has decided he doesn't like the dry food he used to love. He turns up his nose. Do I try something else?
He will take a few nibbles and then walk off.
Now I don't watch all day, so he could be coming back later.

Shenandoah might be eating a little of it, too.

By the end of the day, the dish is empty.

He has not lost any weight. That's good!
Could it just be the heat?

(This has only been going on a day or so.)
post #2 of 12
Mine will do that too...some days they go crazy for their food and other days they act like I fed them poison As long as he hasn't lost weight I wouldn't worry too much, unless he doesn't want to eat the hard food because of a sore tooth or mouth.
post #3 of 12
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Mine will do that too...some days they go crazy for their food and other days they act like I fed them poison As long as he hasn't lost weight I wouldn't worry too much, unless he doesn't want to eat the hard food because of a sore tooth or mouth.
He just had teeth cleaned, yearly booster shots, etc. 2 weeks ago, and they said all was fine. I finger fed him some wet food and am trying not to stress.

Should I take him to the vet yet or wait a day or so?
post #4 of 12
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He just had teeth cleaned, yearly booster shots, etc. 2 weeks ago, and they said all was fine. I finger fed him some wet food and am trying not to stress.

Should I take him to the vet yet or wait a day or so?
Oh Good...Does he eat wet food on his own....If you have any doubts at all I would take him to the vet...I am always so cautious if they show me any sign. I may be too cautious but I can't help it Is he acting the same as usual?
post #5 of 12
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Oh Good...Does he eat wet food on his own....If you have any doubts at all I would take him to the vet...I am always so cautious if they show me any sign. I may be too cautious but I can't help it Is he acting the same as usual?
No, he likes dry food, but I cannot assist feed him that. I have given him a little wet food this morning. Am I worrying too much?
My other cat, Shenandoah, gobbles like he has gone nuts.
Maybe Humble just nibbles throughout the day, like "grazing."
post #6 of 12
You may be worrying too much, but I do too If he is acting fine, and just had a clean bill of health 2 weeks ago I wouldn't worry as much I take my cats to the vet if they look at me funny so I'm not the best one to ask if you are worrying too much
post #7 of 12
My cats do that sometimes, too. They might not eat much for a day, but then make up for it later. I would just keep an eye on him for now.

Some cats do like to "graze" on and off throughout the day, too. It may just be the way he prefers to eat, especially when it's hot.
post #8 of 12
Sometimes my cats eat a lot less than other days, so just keep an eye on him and make sure he is eating, if you don't see him eating I woud get him checked out at a vet.

As far as losing weight they tend to do that quite slowly anyway so it isn't a great indication of how much they are eating
post #9 of 12
You could try a different dry food. He might simply be tired of the stuff he's been getting. Jamie will stop eating a certain brand after two or three months, so I have to rotate brands. A lot of cats seem to do it.
post #10 of 12
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You could try a different dry food. He might simply be tired of the stuff he's been getting. Jamie will stop eating a certain brand after two or three months, so I have to rotate brands. A lot of cats seem to do it.
that would be my suggestion too
post #11 of 12
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Bless you all, and thank you! He's driinking water fine and is nibbling a few bites off and on all morning. I an just going to keep a close eye on him, as far as using the litter box, too.
post #12 of 12
My husband and I decided to feed our new 8 week old kitten homemade food, because during the last month, one of our Shih Tzus, Teddy, started turning down his food. My husband was close to taking him to the vet. Both dogs were scratching A LOT. Once we made their food, they gobbled it down and wanted more. We believe our dogs were allergic to dry dog food. Even when we mixed canned food in the kibble Teddy wouldn't eat it. I did some Internet research and found that a sign of toxicity in the food is the animal refusing to eat. They don't necessarily get sick right away when the food is tainted.

My mom has a Yorkie that decided not to eat and she thought he was finicky until she started feeding him homemade dog food, this week.

It's important not to feed your pets table food which is high in fat and sodium. We use a rice cooker to quickly cook shredded carrots and celery with rice or potatoes and ground turkey or shredded chicken. Sometimes we add frozen peas toward the end of the cooking process. We add cottage cheese and give them a spoonful of plain yogurt, afterward, for healthy bacteria the vet says they need.

My dogs have had no problems with diarrhea or constipation and they are not scratching. They seem much happier and have shinier coats. When we say "food" they get all excited and race to the kitchen.

I suggest that all who read this post, do their own research. Don't think that your vet will be in favor of the change if they believe consumer pet food is safe. The mainstream cat and dog food industry is focused on making money and that is their bottom line. For the responsible pet owner, it's about helping our pets have a healthier, happier life.
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