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sick cats
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water intake
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How To Help Your Sick Cat To Eat And Drink‏
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How to Help Your Sick Cat to Eat And Drink‏

When you notice that your cat is not eating or drinking, bring it to vet to check for any illness. If it was diagnosed that your cat is sick, medication will be given. the routine diet has to be changed.

Usually, sick cats are too weak to move around, they will just lie at an area for many hours. Sick cats have no appetite. Owner needs to try force-feeding. This may cause the sick cat to get stressed and slow down the healing process.

A sick cat may not drink or eat on its own. So you have to add water to the food during feeding time. This helps the sick cat to get water intake. Adding water to food is beneficial but excessive water will cause the food to be diluted. This takes away the smell of the food will kill the appetite of the cat. Heat up the food before feeding helps the the sick cat to have more appetite for the food. Even human are not interested in cold food. Unless we talking about ice-cream or dessert.

During feeding time, place food close to cat then talk and pet it. Your cat will recognize your voice and smell. this makes your cat feel comfortable as attention is given to it. Your cat is a patient and needs to be coaxed and cared for. Hand feeding might also help if you normally reward your cat with treat. Your cat will assume that you are rewarding it. It will help your cat to eat more and heal faster.

Adding medication to your cat usual food might annoy it. Your cat can smell the difference. So switching to other favors of food might trick your cat to eat. Let's say if you usually feed it with fish or tuna, try change to chicken. Cat can smell chicken better than other food. Cut the chicken meat into small pieces. The skin of the chick should be removed and no big piece of meat should be given as this will choke your cat.

Having small water fountain with circulate filter to keep the water fresher and cooler also encourage your cat to drink more water. Cats love clean and fresh water. If your cat walks up to the water dish and walk away this show the water is stale. Change the water in front of your cat. this will help your cat trust you.

Lastly, hope this can help your sick cat start to eat, drink and heal faster.


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Nice. Now I know how to take care of sick pets. Thanks for sharing -)

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