Quick Tips: Chicken Soup for Cats

Sick cats often will not eat if they can't smell their food. Tempt your cat to eat by following these tips.

Posted: Wed Dec 18 00:00:00 PST 2002

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Cats that cannot smell often will not eat. If your cat is not eating, please take her to a veterinarian as soon as possible, as lack of appetite is a sign of illness. To maintain a sick cat's strength, and to help it heal, consider these suggestions when feeding your cat:

1. Offer canned cat food. It has more aroma than dry, so sick cats are more apt to eat it.

2. Warm up food in a microwave. Heating food (don't let it get too hot!) will release more odors that may stimulate the cat to eat.

3. Try baby food (without onion powder). Baby food has a strong smell and may help entice a sick or poorly eating cat. Tuna may also create an appetite in some cats, but it should not be used as an exclusive diet long term.

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Janet    Bethlehem, PA

7/27/2013 3:00:57 PM


Janet    Bethlehem, PA

2/13/2011 4:35:41 AM

important information, thanks

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

9/12/2009 8:47:50 AM

good article thanks

Donna    Austin, TX

7/26/2008 4:44:52 PM

Sardines are another strong-smelling food that may tempt a sick kitty who has a stuffy nose.

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