Your Cat Is Always Hungry? Three Things To Do

Your Cat Is Always Hungry? Three Things To Do

Reading Time: 5 minutes Why is your cat always hungry? He has his reasons for constantly begging for food, and one of them isn’t to be a pest! Hyperthyroidism and diabetes can make cats hungry all the time and eat nonstop although they’re losing weight. A bored cat is always hungry, too. And take a look at your cat’s food. Some ingredients, like beet pulp, leave cats always feeling hungry. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you what to do about your nagging, hungry cat.

Why Do Cats Pull Food Out Of The Bowl? Not Because They’re Sloppy!

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Cats pull food out of the bowl for a reason, and it’s not because we’re sloppy! If your cat eats off the floor, he might be eating the way instinct tells him to. And there are other reasons why some cats eat off the floor, too. 
Why do cats pull food out of the bowl? Sometimes it's because they don't have whisker friendly bowls like this one.

This cat is enjoying his food from a whisker friendly bowl.

Why do cats pull food out of the bowl and eat it off the floor, Thomasina? My cat makes such a mess! — Frustrated Hi, Frustrated! Yikes!! I’m sorry about the mess. Although I don’t do it, I can think of a few reasons why cats pull food out of the bowl.

Why Some Cats Pull Food Out Of The Bowl: It’s All About Instinct

Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

Reading Time: 3 minutesCan cats eat dog food? Ugh… I guess we can if we really want to. But there are several reasons why we need cat food, too.

Can cats eat dog food? It depends on how much.

Can cats eat dog food? A bite or two is okay.

Can cats eat dog food, Thomasina? My cat likes the dog’s food better than her own.
— Worried

Hi Worried…

Ugh. Dog food is about the last thing I’d want to eat. But it’s okay if cats eat dog food, as long as it’s just a bite or two and they eat cat food too.

Cats and dogs have different nutritional requirements. And when cats eat dog food and nothing else, they’re not getting the nutrients they need to be healthy. 

Why Cats Need Cat, Not Dog, Food

Do Cats Get Bored With Their Food?

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Do cats get bored with their food? I certainly do! But preventing boredom isn’t the only reason why you should give your cat a variety of cat food brands and flavors.
Cats get bored with their food if they eat the same thing day after day.

Cats get bored with their food if they eat the same thing day after day.

Do cats get bored with their food, Thomasina? I just bought my cats a whole case of the food they’ve been eating for years. They ate three cans, and now they won’t touch it. Why are they being so stubborn?
— Frustrated

Hi, Frustrated…

Yes, cats get bored with their food. I don’t think your cats mean to be stubborn. They’re just tired of eating the same thing day after day. Like everyone else, we like some variety in our diets.

When we eat outside, every bug doesn’t taste exactly the same and neither does every blade of grass or every mous…

Oh. My human typist just said I don’t need to share all the details about our outdoor diet. Guess I should concentrate on cat food. Having the same kind every day gets so tiresome, and eventually, some cats get so bored with their food, they just don’t eat.

It’s Not Just That Cats Get Bored With Their Food

Whisker Fatigue | Are Your Cats’ Whiskers Feeling Overworked?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDid you know this? Our whiskers work sooo hard. But what causes whisker fatigue isn’t all the work they do, but the bowls our food is served in. Whisker fatigue can get so bad, it keeps some cats from eating.

Prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow food bowl.

You can prevent whisker fatigue by giving your cat a wide, shallow bowl.

Do cats really get whisker fatigue, Thomasina? What the heck is it???
— Puzzled Cat Mom

Hey, Puzzled Cat Mom!

I’m so glad you asked, because whisker fatigue, or whisker stress, is so common and so few humans are even aware of it. They put their cats’ food in deep, dark bowls, and then they wonder why the cats don’t eat. They don’t eat because the bowls make their whiskers work overtime and hurt!

How Whiskers Work

Going Incognito – Why Cats Bury Their Food

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhy do cats bury their food? We have a couple of reasons for doing that, and one of them isn’t to be annoying!

Some cats bury their food, even if it's in a crystal dish.

Does your cat bury his food?

Can you tell me why cats bury their food after they’re finished eating, Thomasina? My cat does that, and the scratching on the floor is driving me crazy!
— Annoyed

Hi Annoyed…

Funny you should ask. Some cats bury their food for good reasons, or at least they think they have good reasons. Our new cat, Boots, does that. I agree it’s really annoying, and it’s not even necessary. It’s not like predators are going to find him inside!

Dogs sometimes bury leftover food so they can return to it later. But we don’t do that. We don’t eat spoiled meat. And the food we catch outside (a mouse) is the perfect size for a meal. We usually don’t have any leftovers to bury.

Why Some Cats Bury Their Food