My cat changed her eating habits

by Mem

For a while now my cat has been eating, but not finishing her food which is really weird for my cat to do. She always wakes me up at three every morning to give her food. Then she’ll grab a few bites and come back and cuddle up with me in bed.

She normally will beg for dinner when the time comes, around 5:00, but she has stopped doing that. Instead, she will be downstairs in the living room napping on the couch, not asking for food until 8:00 when I get ready for bed.

Yesterday morning she barely ate her breakfast when I gave it to her, but ate it throughout the day. I guess that is better than how she used to scarf it down, but she doesn’t usually eat all of it.

I cleaned my room yesterday and moved her food bowl from where it normally is in my room. This morning she woke me up at three, by kindly sneezing in my face.

She meowed and pawed at me like she normally does until I got up and gave her food. I put the food in the bowl and at first, she went over to where the bowl used to be and meowed at me. I led her over to where her bowl was. She sniffed the food, then seemed to start eating it.

After a bite or two, she got back up in the bed and cuddled up with me. She does this every now and then and I’m not sure if it’s something I should be concerned about or if she’s just getting bored of her food? Maybe she didn’t like that I moved her bowl?

I feed her dry food every morning and night with the occasional wet food as a treat. She’s getting older and is not as active as she used to be. Maybe she’s just not as hungry anymore because she doesn’t move around?

I'm at a loss, I just don’t want to take her to the vet and get charged for something that might not even be a problem.

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Mar 16, 2019
Eating habits
by: Jim W.

Cats sometimes change their eating habits. But, if it's been more than 6 months since she's had a check-up, I'd take her to the vet just to be sure.

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