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12 weeks old kitten only picking at food

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QuestionableMouse Wed 13-Jul-16 15:41:23

She's very active and healthy but will only pick at food. She'll eat a few mouthfuls, get distracted and then leave the rest of the food. No problems eating (she'd eat an entire pack of dreamies if I'd let her). I've tried various foods but she's the same with them all. Any ideas?

QuestionableMouse Wed 13-Jul-16 15:42:26

Oh, cat tax!

Goingtobeawesome Wed 13-Jul-16 15:42:47

Need a photo to tell grin

Imagine how small her tummy is, and remember we'd all eat a bar of chocolate if too full for vegeatbleswink, just keep an eye on her fluid intake.

Goingtobeawesome Wed 13-Jul-16 15:43:17


paap1975 Wed 13-Jul-16 15:55:57

Kittens that age only have tiny tummies. Unless she appears unhappy I wouldn't worry

user1468330875 Wed 13-Jul-16 16:02:13

My cat is nearly nine and she was just like you kitten and I used to worry she wasn't eating enough.

Another problem is that in this weather you can't leave wet food out for very long before it goes off.

What I did is leave a bowl of dry food down all the time (she has one called Royal Canin but Iams or something like that will do), and I make sure that I change the biscuits after a day or two.

One thing that she really loves is tinned tuna, so for a treat when I make a tuna sandwich I put a tablespoon of tuna and a saucer and if she doesn't eat it all in one sitting I throw the leftovers out.

I hope that this is helpful.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 13-Jul-16 16:04:06

My cat is about a year and has only started eating 3 pouches all in one go every day. I used to have to split the pouches over the course of the day.

RubbishMantra Wed 13-Jul-16 20:37:24

They do get distracted easily at that age. You say she likes Dreamies, have you tried crumbling a few on top of her food? And in the warmer months I add a bit of water to the wet food, to ensure hydration.

When Little M first came to us, he'd get easily distracted and scamper off to chase leaves etc., but now the vet has told me he's a tad rotund, and to keep an eye on his weight.

In my years of experience of being owned by cats, these things usually work themselves out.

QuestionableMouse Wed 13-Jul-16 20:57:08

She's my fourth cat but none of the others picked like she does. I'll keep offering little and often.

Papergirl1968 Thu 14-Jul-16 00:25:13

Either that's a very big cup and saucer or she's a very tiny kitten!

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