Can medicine alter the taste of food?
My 10-year-old cat was diagnosed as hyperthyroid about 14 months ago. It is being controlled with Tapazole and recent blood work shows his levels in the normal range. Within the last few weeks, he seems to be off his food. His appetite hasn't changed, but he is refusing his usual food. I thought at first he might have a sore tooth or mouth, but he's been checked by the vet and nothing was found. He will beg for treats or canned food and has no problem chewing. The vet ran a blood panel and his health is excellent.
Is it possible that the medication he is taking could make his food taste differently? He has always been a very fussy eater and does not tolerate change well, so I wonder if now he doesn't like the taste of the food.
My vet is on vacation, and will call me next week to follow up and hopefully he'll have some suggestions. But, in the meantime, has this happened to anyone else?
Thanks in advance!