My Cat Won’t Eat After Moving to a New House. How Can I Get My Cat to Eat?

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Question: I just moved to a new place and now my cat won’t eat. How can I help him?

Cats are endearing creatures with personalities of their own.

You love them through and through, even when they’re being contrary.

Your cat may be struggling with the move to a new environment. This can cause your feline pal to act out.

Perhaps he didn’t like the ride in the moving truck. Maybe he’s overwhelmed in the strange new place.

It’s very possible that your cat is embarrassed that he can’t use the new litter box set up just yet.

Or, he’s grieving the loss of a loved one at the old place who he won't see anymore.

But it’s also possible that your cat has a common illness or condition.

This can make him unwilling to eat, and even more uncooperative. However, there are a few tricks of the trade that you can try to encourage your furry friend to eat – and keep eating.

The good news is that if you can get your cat to eat, it will be much easier to overcome whatever the cause of his reluctance to eat might be.

Follow these steps to get your cat to eat – and keep eating.


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