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Cat hardly eats

I have a cat that is 2yrs old. She has had a healthy appetite up until the last 3 months. I took her to the vet as soon as I noticed her extreme weight loss. My vet said she did look skinny then before and to add 1/4tsp 2-3 times a week of Olive Oil to her dry food to give her some fat in her diet as I had been feeding her Indoor Formula cat food. I tried the olive oil and she would not touch her food. So I tried mixing her indoor cat formula food with regular food. She did seem to like that for about 2 weeks but now she will not touch it. My cat is still eating her wet food every day. She is very playful and loving. She follows me around everywhere I go and wants to be picked up all the time. Do you think she is lonely and that is why she is not eating her food? Or should I try a different dry food to give her?
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Cats should only be fed wet food.  Eliminate the dry food altogether from your cats diet and just feed her 3 canned or wet food meals per day.  One can divided up into 2 or 3 meals per day should be sufficient.  Cats should only eat wet food because their ancestors were desert cats who derived all or almost all of their liquid intake from their prey.  Many cats still don't drink enough water for the complete health of their kidneys, thus the reason for an all wet food diet.
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