Why Is My Cat Only Eating Dry Food?

Is it bad if my cat only eats dry food?

Cats on dry food-only diets are slightly more prone to obesity and diabetes than cats who eat wet cat food.

If your cat is getting a little pudgy, ration the dry food rather than serving it all-you-can-eat style.

To avoid feline diabetes, stick to a premium dry food or switch to a canned food diet.

Why would a cat stop eating dry food?

Why Your Cat Won’t Eat

So be sure to pay attention if your cat suddenly stops eating. A number of different conditions may be responsible, including infections, kidney failure, pancreatitis, intestinal problems, and cancer. But it isn’t always serious — something as simple as a toothache can make your cat stop eating.

How do I get my cat to eat dry food again?

Mixing in a tablespoon or two of canned food to dry kibbles may provide a flavor boost. Canned cat food can be warmed slightly in the microwave (on a microwave safe dish or bowl), or you can spoon some warm water or chicken broth over the dry food to give it warmth and extra aroma.

Is a dry food diet good for cats?

Dry Food: The Downside

For cats with health conditions, dry food may not be as beneficial as canned partially because it lacks the water content that makes it easier to digest. Canned cat food’s soft consistency may be easier for older kitties to eat than the crunchy kibble they ate at a younger age.