When your cat is not eating, it can raise a great deal of concern, often with justification. It can mean that your cat is suffering from a short lasting problem that will pass. Or it can indicate a serious disease. How can you tell the difference and what should you do? Natural cat health care can answer many of your questions.
When a cat has any serious health issue, whether short or long lived, they will tend to stop eating. Because digestion takes up so much energy, this is a natural and healthy response. The energy used in digestion is needed to heal your cat.
Every living being has a powerful healing response. This is totally dependent on the health of the immune system. It is not easy to comprehend an immune system as it is intangible. You can’t see it. You can only see its’ effect. This shows up as how easily your cat recovers from problems.
Let’s suppose your cat gets into a fight with another cat. The injuries your cat sustains may heal on their own or they may not. This healing response is determined by the health of the immune system. Even a badly injured cat, but with a very healthy immune system is likely to stop eating, go somewhere quiet and sleep for a day or two.
When they reappear, they will often be hungry. And you can see that the injuries are healing. It won’t be long before they are back to normal.
Now let’s look at a cat with an unhealthy immune system. They too will stop eating and go somewhere quiet to sleep for a day or two. But when they surface, they may not be hungry and you will clearly see their injuries are not healing. They may have a bad odour about them. An abscess may have formed.
In and of itself, when your cat is not eating, it is not necessarily a cause of concern. However, it can be indicated in a multitude of diseases, all of which will only appear in a cat with an unhealthy immune response.
Your primary job, as the carer of your cat, is to provide everything that will ensure a healthy immune system. The most important part of this process is the diet.
Virtually all commercial cat food is unhealthy by default. Normally the protein content is insufficient and of poor quality. The food is high in carbohydrates which is foreign to a cat’s natural diet. The food contains many chemicals to flavour, to colour, to enhance the appearance and odour, to stimulate the appetite, to give it a long shelf life. None of these are in your cat’s interest.
Simply by making a change from commercial cat food to a quality, natural diet, you can improve your cat’s immune response and even cure serious diseases.
If you don’t try, you will never know what you can do. When your cat is not eating, for whatever reason, take that as a cue to make some healthy changes. Natural cat health care helps you make these changes without heartache.