Anorexia in Cats: Causes, Remedies and Treatments for Loss of Appetite

June 24, 2010 | Cat Health | Leave a Comment |

Causes of Anorexia in Cats

  • Anorexia is the loss of appetite in your pet. This can be due to a variety of reasons. Anorexia CAN continue until the cat completely refuses to eat.
  • Anorexia can occur because of a new medicine the cat may be on or a new underlying disease process going on in the cats system.
  • Total refusal to eat may cause serious issues to the cats physical and mental well being.
  • The part of the brain that tells the cat it’s hungry may be impaired.
  • Also read insulin overdose in cats
  • Other causes of anorexia in cats may be anemia, a dislike for the food you are feeding, or an underlying disease condition.
  • Your cat may b e experiencing anorexia because of dental problems or even diabetes. Perhaps the reason for anorexia is cats is related to worms or kidney failure.
  • Also read worm medicine for cats helps

Home Remedies and Treatments for Anorexia in Cats

  • Use chicken or beef broth to give food more flavor.
  • B vitamins are very important. They stimulate the appetite. Deficits in the B1 vitamin can easily cause seizure activity in cats.
  • Have you changed the shape of the cats food bowl recently? Cats are very picky and their bowls must be wide and shallow so their whiskers do not touch anything.
    It can be that simple.
  • Read if you want more info on how to increase appetite stimulants for cats
  • Give small frequent feedings to stimulate the appetite.
  • Give the cat attention to eat! Stroke him or pet him so he feels love at feeding time. He will want to come back for more.
  • Try anything you can to encourage your cat to eat, Use supplements or natural products to stimulate the appetite.
  • Read more on Nutritional Supplements for Cats
  • Once nutrition is not available to the cells for energy and growth, the cat can go downhill fast. Don’t allow that to happen if at all possible.
  • Sometimes a little one on one time and encouraging words make all the difference in your cats quality of life.
  • Read how to treat asthma in cats with home remedies and treatment

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