Resident female Siamese not eating since new kitty

by Judy
(USA/ NC)

We rescued a snowshoe kitten 4 weeks ago and she is still isolated in our back bathroom/bedroom. Our resident 10yr old female has pretty much stopped eating both her dry and wet foods. The only thing she will eat are treats. We have tried every brand of wet food out there and a new brand of dry. They have not met face to face yet but of course the resident knows she is there. We have tried different plates and feeding her in a different place...nothing seems to work.

I know she is manipulating us and is angry about the new kitten. She has lived with other cats before with no problem but has been an only cat for about a year.
Any ideas on how to get her to eat? She is always near me during the day...just sits and stares at me. I think I am glad she can't verbalize what she is thinking? lol

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Sep 30, 2011
Update
by: Judy

We finally took her to the vets to rule out any physical problems. No fever, glands fine, teeth good but her anal glands were badly engorged which the vet said could cause her to lose her appetite. So after some screaming (her not me!) she seems better and is eating some. Right now only my hubby can coax her to eat..she's still angry at me!
She's just going to have to 'get over it' and get on with being the alpha once again.

Sep 30, 2011
Hi !
by: angelina diantonio

Are you positive nothing is physically wrong with her ? If not you have to give them time. It might take a few months but all will be well. Make sure she knows how much you love her and shower her with affection. Show us pictures !!!!

Sep 30, 2011
Kitten with hurt feelings
by: Anonymous

What do you think about putting them together for each feeding? Maybe your resident is just too anxious to meet the new roommate?

Sep 30, 2011
Kitten with hurt feelings
by: Anonymous

What do you think about putting them together for each feeding? Maybe your resident is just too anxious to meet the new roommate?

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