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madlife360
Thu, Jan 11, 2024

Not eating


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Firstly, the recent change in household members could be a source of stress for your cat, which can lead to a decrease in appetite. Cats are creatures of habit and may react to changes in their environment with behavioral changes, including aggression and reduced food intake.
Additionally, you've mentioned concerns about aggression and eye issues. Aggression can be a sign of discomfort, pain, or fear, and eye problems could also be contributing to your cat's overall distress and reluctance to eat.
At home, you can try to create a calm and stable environment to help your cat adjust to the new household dynamics. Provide a quiet space with comfortable bedding, familiar toys, and hiding places. Ensure that food and water bowls are easily accessible and placed away from noisy areas.
To encourage eating, you can offer highly palatable food, such as wet cat food or a small amount of cooked chicken or fish. Warming the food slightly may also make it more appealing. Always ensure that the food is not too hot and is appropriate for feline consumption.