Cats should not go without food for more than 24 to 48 hours. Extended fasting can lead to serious health issues, including hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver disease.

A loss of appetite in cats can signal underlying health problems. Be vigilant if your cat shows a decreased interest in food accompanied by lethargy or behavioral changes.

Signs of Trouble

Various factors can cause a decrease in appetite, from dental pain and illness to stress or dietary changes. Understanding these can help you respond effectively.

Potential Causes

Immediate Action

If your cat stops eating, it's crucial to seek veterinary care within 24 hours. Early intervention can prevent serious complications and ensure your cat's health.