(Closed) Some cute refugees from a CA forest fire. Cat owners, help!

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
9126 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yeah I’d try mixing some canned food with a little water and dry kibble. And make sure their food dishes are in a quiet safe place where they don’t have to feel like they have to be constantly on alert. Poor things! They’re probably really stressed, but cats can go a while eating not much, as long as it’s not a sign of sickness (which it doesnt sound like, in this case.)

Decaf looks like my sweet boy Pomplemousse 🙂

Post # 3
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@MrsYellowDaffodil  This is going to sound a little insane and I forget where I had originally gotten the idea, but when we moved, I took a warm damp cloth and rubbed it on both of my kitties cheeks to get their “scent” on it and then took that cloth and rubbed it on things in our new place. Yes, probably crazy I know. But I think it may have helped them be more comfortable in the new environment. As far as eating, while you shouldn’t ONLY feed them tuna, my kitties love the sound and scent of a tuna can! Maybe luring them with a little of it, might get their appetites going? Good luck and adorable babies!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Cute!  It’s not really surprising that they aren’t eating cause of this new stressful situation.  Just be careful it doesn’t go on for too long or they risk serious liver damage.  If they continue to not eat, take them to the vet and they will be able to help.

You could try some canned food.  I have 4 cats and I can change food on them and they don’t get sick, but all cats are different.

Are you leaving the food out all the time?  I’ve found that sometimes scared cats will come out at night and eat. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@MrsYellowDaffodil  Wow, I’m sorry to hear about this. I’m glad the fire is moving away from the house! So glad the cats were able to be rescued! They are so adorable! I would try putting out some wet food, my guys prefer the wet over dry. Since this is a huge change for them, I’m pretty sure that’s why they aren’t eating. Leave out some wet, dry and water and I’m sure once they are hungry/thirsty enough, they will go for it. To prevent GI issues, it’s probably good to mix food (though I occasionally switch it and haven’t had any problems) , but I think once they get used to their new surroundings they will come around. Good luck! 

Post # 6
2171 posts
Buzzing bee

So cute!!! yea they are really stressed right now so try some wet food, which could help get some moisture in their diet if they aren’t drinking water if that doesn’t work some tuna. My cat Wally has traveled some with us and it usually takes him a few days to start eating like himself again. 

I like idea of rubbing the washcloth on their cheeks and on things around your apartment. It will get their pheromones on stuff so they will feel more comfortable. I think. Good luck!

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