I just opened it, actually! Yeah, I am kind of worried about getting some fat on her. She's not stick and bones, but... I can feel her spine and her hips. She has a good size belly, so I do believe she was eating at least, but I'm thinking maybe she was super stressed and the foster didn't have time to really work with her on her eating.I think she just needs more time to adjust, and more attention. Keep doing what you are doing. The playing will probably come some time down the road. More time for her to get accustomed to things is in order before she really is going to feel like playing. She is absorbing what is going on around her, and that is taking up most of her focus.
If you are worried about 'beefing her up', go with some of the ideas in the article above.
Try playing soft music so that she adapts to hearing it. That noise might help her to adjust to hearing noise in general, and might mask other noises a bit. She is just on high-alert at this point.Noises still spook her. Anyone have any advice on how to help with that?
Glad that she is eating!! The covering up of her food usually just means she is 'saving it for later', but no reason not to uncover it for her so she will eat more!On the really good news front? She is EATING. She sometimes needs encouragement, but she eats. Last night though, she covered her bowl and I think couldn't figure out how to get to it again. I uncovered it when I saw it, and she nommed some dry food. Will try giving her another can later, though.
I had NO idea that cats covered their food to save for later. Jasper has been doing that a LOT with his dish, I just assumed he was being a brat and playing/knocking his bedding over it by accident! Thank you for that info! Sammy, Isabel and CiCi never did stuff like that, so this is new info for me =DTry playing soft music so that she adapts to hearing it. That noise might help her to adjust to hearing noise in general, and might mask other noises a bit. She is just on high-alert at this point.
Glad that she is eating!! The covering up of her food usually just means she is 'saving it for later', but no reason not to uncover it for her so she will eat more!
This still all sounds good, and heading in a good direction! Keep posting!!!
That's a great idea! I think I'll do that. We're going to the store today, gonna try and get some cold cuts (hopefully) specifically for her and might have him try with that =DYou are getting there!! Mia is trying to get across to Jasper who is supposed to be calling the shots when it comes to their playing. Given that she goes back and forth with playing with him, it might take a while for him to 'catch on'! As far as your step dad, since Mia loves treats, have him keep some on hand and offer them to her - low to the ground and let her come to him to get them.
Hi! I'm so sorry, I never saw you replied. It was just loose, I think. It's def cleared up! She's acting fine. Actually she's been begging for food and attention now! she's coming out of her shell. We're still working on her and I think it's going to take some work but...Runny diarrhea or just loose stool? Either way, food changes can have immediate affects, or they can take time to cause issues. If she was eating the same dry food before you tried the wet food without issue, give it a day or two and see if she goes back to normal. How is she acting otherwise, in terms of feeling well or not?