What’s the best cat food to give to a cat who won’t eat? Just about anything (within reason) to get them eating fast! Once they start eating on their own you can start adding a smidgeon of their regular food very, very slowly.
If your cat just doesn’t have any interest at all in food, you will need to syringe feed, finger feed or talk to your veterinarian about surgical tube placement.
Every cat is different as far at their tastebuds go. And if you have a sick cat who will not eat on its own, well… the challange of finding a cat food your kitty will enjoy becomes even more difficult. Keep trying!
Note: Promise me that you will make a trip to the cat clinic to get your kitty’s bloodwork done if you haven’t done so already. The blood test values can have an influence on what cat foods (and medications) are needed. Ask your veterinarian what is the best cat food for your kitty AND which cat food tastes the best to most cats with the cat same cat illness.
Best Cat Food Brands for Critical Situations
Hills Cat Food – Hill’s Pet Food company has a critical care canned cat food that is excellent. (Click the Hills Cat Food link to read more.)
Iams Cat Food – Iams Cat Food company also has a similar emergency care formula and it has even more calories. (Click the Iams Cat Food link to read more.)
Disclaimer: Kathy Fatheree is not at all a medical expert. Contents of this web site are a collection of Kathy’s assist feeding experiences as well as the experiences of other cat owners who have assist fed their cats. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Kathy Fatheree or anyone associated with this web site cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of using the information on this site.