Has your kitty ever gone from a delighted diner to a fickle patron, refusing to eat your supper he typically gobbles immidiately up? Or is your feline still eating, but seeming to lose weight anyway? The inner workings of your beloved feline have left many a pet parent scratching his head in worry, and according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), it’s difficult to say what the normal weight is for cats because of the variations in breeds and individuals. Generally there are several explanations why your cat might be losing weight, and a lot of are easily cured with adjustments to his diet.
5: Messy Mealtimes
You don’t want to eat off of dirty dishes, and your cat probably doesn’t either. So if she’s suddenly finicky, evaluate your serving habits and just make some adjustments so your cat’s cuisine is fresh and clean. And if you use dry cat food, store it in an airtight container to retain freshness. You can probably get away with cleaning your cat’s food bowl weekly if the food is dry, but if wet morsels make your feline purr, then clean the plate after each meal. Make sure you always have fresh water available, and wash the water bowl out once a day to keep the hair and debris out of the bowl. Finally, the ASPCA recommends that you consider the distance of the litter box to the food station. Would you want to eat in your toilet? Your cat probably doesn’t either. If these quick tricks don’t solve the issue, your cat’s weight loss could be stress-related.