thanks to all for replying. actually jimi has been sick with giardia. he is on metronidazole for it. he has had it before, though i don't know how or where he gets it. he never goes outside. anyway, he is still pushing his dish. it's really not a big deal, just annoying. what worries me now is since the medication started he is eating less. he *wants* to eat, but nothing i put down interests him and then he cries like "come on, i'm hungry here!" i can't remember if he went thru this last time he was sick and on the same med. has anyone else's cat been on metronidazole and subsequently lost interest in eating?