Reasons a cat may refuse to eat
There are a variety of possible reasons why your cat refuses to eat. It is important to consider some of these explanations if you find yourself in this situation.
- Illness or injury
When a cat refuses to eat any food at all, she is usually sick or injured. This could be a sign that your cat has diabetes, which is common among these animals. They may also have a parasitic infection, such as roundworms.
Fatty liver disease is another common health condition among cats that can cause them to stop eating. Your vet will be able to confirm this condition by performing a biopsy of your cat’s liver.
If your cat has been physically injured, the pain you are experiencing may be to blame for not eating. You should do a thorough examination of your pet’s body to check for injuries.
Keep in mind that it is perfectly normal for a cat not to eat when it is recovering from a surgical procedure. If they have not eaten after 2-3 days, you should take them to the vet.