Cats not eating


Cats not eating


Check with your vet: many different medical conditions could be the cause


Understand why your cat may be losing appetite

  • Recent change of food?
  • Competition with another cat for food?
  • Recent changes at home? (moving home, new furniture, redecorating)?
  • Recent trip or stay at a cattery?

Help your cat eat normally again with FELIWAY

  • Releases pheromones to create a safe and secure environment at home
  • Improvement may happen within the first week
  • Continued use for at least one month is recommended

Follow Cat Restaurant “golden rules”

  • Offer tasty food: try different food types, either dry or wet, with different flavours. Your cat may have their own preferences too.
  • In a quiet dining room
  • Keep food bowl always accessible
  • Ensure each cat has its own food bowl (cats don’t like to share)

We recommend:

FELIWAY Diffuser

Plug in your cat’s favourite room for at least 30 days to reinforce feeling of security.


Spray daily on your cat’s resting and hiding areas to make them more safe and secure.

Why do cats lose appetite?

Cats not eating can have an emotional cause. Check with your vet for any medical issues.

Cats usually eat less when they feel disturbed.

Many things may conflict with your cat’s natural need for stability, such as:

  • Travelling upsets your cat’s routine which might cause them to avoid eating for some time
  • Changes in the home can disturb cats as it causes disorientation (new furniture, redecorating...)
  • Cats can take a long time to adjust to new types of food. A recent change in diet could explain why your cat becomes picky with food
  • Competition with other cats, or the presence of a dog, can keep your cat away from its food bowl

Using FELIWAY Diffuser will help keep your cat feeling comforted and get back to eating normally again.