Why does my cat stopped eating?

  1. Consult with your vet

    • Medical issues may cause change in appetite
  2. Understand why your cat may be losing their appetite.

    • Recent change of food?
    • Competition with another cat for food?
    • Recent changes at home? (moving, new furniture, redecorating)
    • Recent traveling or stay at a cattery?
  3. Help your cat eat normally again with FELIWAY Optimum

    • Releases “serenity messages”’ to create a safe and secure environment at home
    • Results seen within the first week of use
    • We recommend continuous use for at least one month
  4. Follow “golden rules”

    • Offer tasty food: try different flavours, in wet or dry. Food that is smelly is very appealing. Different cats have different tastes.
    • Have their food bowl in a quiet room
    • Ensure the food bowl (and water) is always accessible
    • Each cat should have their own food bowl, which is away from their water bowl and litter tray

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Cats not eating can have either a medical or an emotional cause. We recommend consulting with your vet to rule out any possible medical causes for this change.

Cats will also eat less when they feel disturbed or insecure.

Many things may conflict your cat’s natural need for stability, such as:

  • Travelling or a stay at a cattery disrupts your cat's normal routine
  • Changes in the home (e.g. new furniture, redecorating) can upset cats
  • A recent change in type of food, as it may take time to get used to a new diet
  • Competition with other cats for food or water, or even the presence of a dog, can keep your cat away from their food bowl
  • Use FELIWAY Optimum to help keep your cat feeling comfortable and return to eating normally.