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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:04 pm 
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I've brought this up at the cats' twice yearly vet visits, and I intend to again when their shots are due in January. When my two cats were kittens, they both ate canned food. When they were about nine months old, Hills changed the formula of the food they were eating, and Enoch stopped eating canned food altogether.

He doesn't have any health issues, though the vet and I are carefully watching his weight. There appears nothing physical preventing him from eating meat. But he's giving me all sorts of clues he wants something that I can't figure out. He eats only one flavor of one brand of dry cat food, and hasn't shown any interest in anything else I've ever set in front of him. He doesn't like any form of treat, be it cat milk or the various packaged dry, moist, or dehydrated varieties. He won't eat real chicken, turkey, ham, or roast beef. I've tried (though, thankfully, he's rejected) hot dogs, hamburger, pork chops, ribs, and various steak varieties. Neither cat likes fish. About the only thing I haven't tried is a live mouse (which I won't).

Bear still eats canned food, and Enoch shows interest, but can't bring himself to eat it even when Bear isn't around to hog the dish. I will occasionally find Enoch nibbling at the shriveled remains of Bear's food, and god help any flying thing that gets inside the apartment. All the instincts seem to be there, they just don't seem to be kicking in.

I don't intend to force Enoch to eat anything he either isn't required to eat or doesn't want, but are there any other types of meat/food I might try?


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Welcome to our forum. I'm sure you've heard the term "finicky" when it comes to cats, and it is so true. Cats can love a certain brand of food one day and then never love it again. What I've done many times is head to the local pet store and pick up one or two of several different foods. More expensive that way. And don't think that will necessarily work. I picked up the Royal Canin Sensitve Digest and both of my cats licked their bowls clean with both cans. I bought a case of 12 and they will lick at it, but I usually have to toss it. The good thing with dry food is that you can pour a little in a bowl and not worry about it spoiling or drying out.

I do think cats like a variety in their diet. Just as we don't eat the same food for every meal and day after day. And, while most owners will find both of their cats will enjoy the same foods, you may have a "child" who simply won't eat "broccoli."

The key is to feed your kitties the foods they like. Brian gave you some high-quality choices. I've tried ALL of them with my bengal and he only likes Weruva Cats In The Kitchen pouches. And then only the Jack, Mac and Sam and the One If By Land, Two If By Sea (I love the names they give their products).

I have also tried "fresh" cat food (in the refrigerated cooler in the pet section) and they didn't like that at all. You can purchase raw food as well.

I order my food through Chewy.com. They are much cheaper than your pet store however, most choices are in cases or boxes of 12. There are some variety packs that you can try. I posted a review on a food my cats refused to eat and they contacted me and gave me a full refund.

As long as Enoch is eating food and drinking water and maintaining a healthy weight, that is what is most important.


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Brian, I just checked out your link for RAWR food. Are you feeding your three a raw diet now?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:17 pm 
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I would have no idea how Raiden would do on a raw diet. Amazing how different your kitties are Brian. Thankfully, raw can be frozen so it will last a while.


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