You may have read my recent posts about my cat being on metacam after the back legs/rear end giving away and limping happening. She's been limping more latley but still is playful and runs etc so I'm gonna take her asap for blood tests as I am sure they are needed. We still think it might be neurological as she is twitching on her face which I've never noticed before and she seems to be licking her lips a lot. I want to rule out kidney problems, espcially as she may need to go back on metacam for a few more doses. Because she's so much better everyone thinks i shouldn't take her but I can't leave it and even it's just a bruise or sprain etc then it's obviously still bothering her ATM even though she's playful and kneading etc. Anyway the vet asked me on the phone, when I asked about possible kidney problems, if she was still eating ok which she is and when she asked if she was dropping her food I said no. I assumed not. I hadn't really taken much notice of how they ate before altho I'm sure she has always eaten differently to her brother. I watched her eat dinner then and noticed she is licking up the food rather than using her teeth to pick it up like her brother. It's dry food. Is this normal? Do some cats eat that way or should I be worried? I'll definatly keep an eye on her and how she eats etc and make an appointment for bloods asap. Surely she wouldn't be in pain if she was running and chasing balls etc? She sees a ball and hides behind the settee to wiggle her bum and pounces on it.