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Cat eating concerns

Just like people, some cats have trouble adjusting to certain types of foods. Many owners note that even when they offer all sorts of foods to their cat, it just doesn't seem to want to eat. In this section, we look at the many reasons that a cat may not be eating, from fussiness right through to cat allergies

A lot of people feed cats leftovers such as scraps of food meant for human consumption but this is never a good idea, as cats have a different digestive system to humans. Some foods that are completely harmless to humans can be dangerous to cats like; grapes, avocado, chocolate and onions.

It's particularly important to be careful during the festive season like Christmas and Easter, when there's an abundance of food. At these times, it's all too easy to feed a cat some leftovers that could do them more harm than good.