The title says it all really. They're driving me round the bend and I'm getting very worried. We weren't doing too badly before the summer, OK Rosso had to have Dreamies crushed and sprinkled on the top of his renal food, and some days he would eat one brand and not the other, but I didn't really have many worries about the other two. Bruno would eat anything in sight, including the other cats' food given a chance, and anything he could steal, Raffles was never a pig, but had gained weight again once his hyperthyroidism was sorted out with radio iodine. Appetite was waning a bit over the summer, but I put it down to the heat. When I picked them up from the cattery a week ago, all three had lost weight. Again not too concerned, they often drop a little, but I get it back on them within the next couple of weeks. The cattery owner admitted that he had found it a challenge to get to eat. I got home intending to fatten them up again, but they're not having any of it. Rosso's got extra picky about renal food, Bruno sniffs and walks away from everything and Raffles is not the slightest bit interested. I put food down, they ignore it. They used to all appear at 8 am, 6 pm and midnight, their mealtimes, winding round my feet and mewing for food. They don't do that anymore and they don't even appear when I rattle the bowls and they hear all the familiar noises of their food being prepared. It's difficult to leave food down for them to pick at because I don't want Rosso eating regular food or them eating his renal food. Annoyingly Bruno seems to only want the renal food and not regular. Raffles will just lie around all day and never bother with eating, unless I go and get him. He used to recognise the sounds of chicken being prepared for our meals and come and sit by the chopping board, waiting for the bits of reject raw chicken. Now he's not bothered. He did eat a plateful of prawns the other day though when I offered them to him. He's being started on Metacam tomorrow as a trial for his arthritis, so maybe he can't be bothered because it's an effort with aching joints. I've tried offering food and taking it to them wherever they are though the day. Waiting until they appear and "ask" for it. Removing it as soon as they stop eating. Yesterday I even tried not giving them anything until they appeared in the kitchen, trying to actually get them to feel hungry. They literally didn't bother all day, though admittedly they fed pretty well at night. But one meal a day isn't enough. I've probably confused them totally about when their meals are available, but surely they'd eat at some point. They just don't seem to have hunger anymore. I've now got Rosso drinking this morning, which worries me as he is Stage II CKD, but it's probably because he's not getting the liquid usually in his food. I've ordered one microchip feeding bowl to trial, and if it's OK and we get on with it, I'll get another 2. It's going to cost over £200 but we can't go on like this. Then I could just leave food down all day and they could eat when they want. If they want ...... I feel that problems all stem back to having to take up food because of feeding Rosso renal stuff, because before that their food would be down and available until they finished it. But I don't know. I've tried Fortiflora sprinkled on top, after reading that most cats would inhale it, but mine don't like it. I regularly sprinkle a few crushed Dreamies or Whiskas Temptations on top. Raffles and Bruno usually eat Macs, Animonda Carney and some Grau, they also like Nutriment Raw Chicken. Rosso has a variety of renal food. I'm really tempted to go out and buy some Whiskas to try and get them eating, but I don't want bad stomachs or to get them hooked on that permanently. I know that cats are driven by smell rather than taste. Food is always warmed a little, a little water added. I wonder if mine are losing their sense of smell, but for all three to go at once is a bit of a co-incidence. I'm going to try and get hold of some catnip to sprinkle of top to see if that helps. Any more suggestions which might help?