What to do if your older cat isn't eating
When cats get older, it’s normal for their appetite and eating habits to change with time. Some cats lose interest in the food they once loved, while others want to eat less often than when they were younger.
As your cat gets older, they no longer get as much exercise and their metabolism slows down. They therefore require less calories and you will need to feed them less food in terms of portion size.
However, older cats not eating, or eating well but losing weight can be worrying. Whiskas explains why your older cat might not be eating and offers advice on what to do.
Cat Food For Older Cats
Your cat’s natural behaviour will continue throughout her life – and she’ll probably stay active and curious for years and years. In fact, sometimes you’ll find it hard to believe she’s getting older at all!
Because your cat isn’t as active as she used to be, you might find she’s getting bit tubby!
As she grows older, however, her nutritional needs will change. So after the age of seven, it’s important to adjust her diet to one that suits a more senior cat.