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Older cat that will only eat canned food. Tried several dry

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Older cat that will only eat canned food. Tried several dry foods, and he will not touch them even if it means going hungry all day. Need something since I travel alot.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: amber 14
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about amber?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Katie Volat replied 8 months ago.

Canned food is actually a good choice for older cats. If Amber is not eating dry food, it could be that her teeth are bothering her. An oral exam at the vet would be a good idea to rule out dental problems.

If you need a way to keep wet food fresh throughout the day, you can try freezing wet food with a small amount of water in ice cube trays to make "kitty popsicles" for her.