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Cats Not Eating Their Food: Tips and Tricks

Cats Not Eating Their Food: Tips and Tricks

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If your cat's not eating any food at all

Cats not eating could be a sign of illness - from a simple toothache to IBS. In this instance, it’s worth a trip to the vets. But don’t fret - the most common cause of lost appetite is stress or anxiety, often triggered by change (i.e. new people or pets in your house, construction, or moving). With time, your cat will adjust and return to eating.

If your cat is fussy with their food

This is simply down to cat preference. If your cat has gone off their fresh cat food, our Board-Certified Vet Nutritionist® recommends the following tricks to tempt them back:

  • Be persistent: your cat isn’t a nutritionist and you know what’s best for their health. It’s up to you to assert that their 100% fresh-cooked meat food is here to stay.

  • Heat it up: warming KatKin on a plate in the microwave for 15 seconds will make the food much more appealing to your cat.

  • Add Sprinkles: our 100% meat food topper is nutritious and tempting too.

  • Change your recipes: your cat may take to a new recipe that previously they didn’t like. It’s worth mixing up your box with a new combination of our 7 recipes.

  • Feed only KatKin: if your cat has already switched to KatKin and you’re still leaving down other wet or dry food, you’re spoiling their appetite. The processed food has flavour enhancers to seem more tempting, even when it’s more unhealthy. Like giving a child the choice of a fresh-pressed orange juice or a chocolate milkshake, they’re going to take the unhealthy option and fill up on it. Remember that we’re complete and balanced, so your cat doesn’t need anything except KatKin.

  • Change where you feed: this can reset your cat’s relationship with what they are being fed. Just make sure to pick a location where they feel safe and comfortable!

The benefits of fresh cat food are transformational

93% of cat parents see an improvement in their cat’s health after feeding KatKin. Why? The answer is simple. Cats are carnivores, and that means protein is a much more efficient source of energy for them than carbohydrates. KatKin is 100% real meat, whereas most cat foods are less than 40% meat and rely on carbohydrates to fill them out. That means your cat will be able to convert KatKin into playful, hunting, fun loving fuel far easier than with your average cat food.

Other benefits your cat will feel

  • Month 1 - Better digestion and less mess in the box

  • Month 2 - More energy and playfulness

  • Month 3 - Shinier, thicker coats and less hairballs

  • Month 4 - Long term weight management

Need help getting your cat to eat?

We’re here to provide guidance or advice if your cats are not eating their food. Call us on 020 4538 4144 or email us on to speak to one of our cat experts!

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