Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys


Is your cat a finicky eater? Does he happily eat one food for weeks, only to turn his nose up at it one day? Do you have to offer a smorgasbord of selections to find something your cat will eat? A team of scientists from the U.K. and Australia recently published some fascinating research on how domestic cats choose the food they eat, and Dr. Karen Becker covered the findings in a comprehensive article titled When Your Cat “Stiffs” You on This, Here’s What She’s Really Saying.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we told you about the Platinum Rule, on Monday, we featured kidney transplants for cats, including the ethical considerations of such a procedure, on Wednesday, we told you about the movie version of A Street Cat Named Bob, and on Friday, we reviewed Pam Johnson-Bennett’s newest book, Cat Wise. And don’t forget to enter the two awesome giveaways we have running this week: a Halloween-themed cat gift assortment from Georgia’s Gifts, and $250 worth of toys, treats and more from KISA KUKU!

I came across this super cool idea from Cole and Marmalade’s human Chris on how to make a cat cave using a box and a t-shirt – enjoy! And if you decide to make it for your kitties, post a photo or video on our Facebook page.

Have a great weekend!

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2 Comments on Mews and Nips: How Cats Choose the Food They Eat

  1. YES!!!!!!! I will read this thoroughly it is sooo frustrating! Especially when you have a cat that needs to eat specific food. I go and even cook for her at first she would not eat it then would eat nothing else. I think its best to rotate a little but boy when you are out of a certain type of food at ten pm and they do that dirty trick of turning up their nose of something they have been happily enjoying its the worst!!!! what is up with that!!!

  2. I found the food study to be very interesting. I had no idea they chose by what their body needed. I figured it was all scent and taste.

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