Q. My 6 mth old cat is not eating and I have noticed from cleaning her box that her bowel movements have decreased. How can I give her some relief?
A. Offer a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts. Serve warm or mix in a teaspoon of baby food to stimulate the appetite. If she is having difficulty defecating, add warm water to the food to increase fluid intake. Add a teaspoon of plain canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling) to the meals once or twice daily. If that doesn't help or the appetite does not return, see your veterinarian.