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Fussy eater(2 Posts)
I have a rescue cat. Had him for nearly 2 years and he’s coming up 4.
He has separation anxiety and when he first came stress ate.
With Covid I’ve been working from gone some days so he got used to me around more. Started waking me up very early once I was at work more and now shut downstairs so I can sleep properly. He’s settled into this but his routine has been unsettled most of the year which seems to have affected his eating.
When I got him he was on cheap dry kibble and his coat was not in a good way, but I swopped him to better quality kibble and put him on a diet as he needed to lose weight. The vet suggested he go on both diet wet food and dry, and I had him successfully on different brands. But I swopped to the same brand of each 3 weeks ago and since then he had been increasingly fussy with his food: some days he eats mostly wet, other days mostly dry. But I can’t find a wet food he’ll eat consistently: nothing with fish though he will eat canned tuna.
I guess I just need assurance he’ll eat and not starve himself. He’s got a choice of foods but nothing seems to stop him wanting something different: he’s a tad princessey really. Never had a cat this fussy!
Cats can be addicted to tuna, whether it's packed for cats or for humans. Some tuna now and then probably won't hurt. But a steady diet of tuna prepared for humans can lead to malnutrition because it won't have all the nutrients a cat needs. And, too much tuna can cause mercury poisoning
.......And can make them incredibly fussy and reject cat food
Why not just swap back to the different brand he was eating? Mine prefers to eat wet food with biscuits on top, just likes the combination of crunch and wet I suppose. Maybe just give half portions of each then top up when the bowl is empty. They don’t seem to like food if it’s sat for a while
Cats, like humans prefer FRESH food. Even dry food can become stale, and food just tastes better when it's fresh. Cats, like humans prefer FRESH food. Even dry food can become stale, and food just tastes better when it's fresh
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