So, I was reading all these posts about people's cats who are picky with their food and all their issues with getting the proper nutrition and was feeling a little high and mighty about my kittens as they have never turned up their nose at anything I've given them so far. Well, that karma... she's not so nice a lady.
I noticed while cleaning the litter box that both my kitties are getting a bit dehydrated. They have a fountain but I'm not home during the day to monitor their usage of it. I got them some cans of the Merrick BG soft foods (they're on the hard food right now) and now, of course, neither of them will touch it. All five flavors snubbed. I went to the store down the street from me and picked up little sample cans the lady recommended to me tiki cat, something about turducken, bff, and another one... taste of the wild? or something like that. Sammy refuses all things wet and Alex ate about half of the little cans. i made sure to wash their dishes before trying a different food and I even put it on a plate instead of their dishes. Grrr... that's what I get for being proud of my non-picky eaters. Now, I'm getting a little nervous about Sammy as he's a semi long hair, won't eat anything wet, and it's 80 some degrees in my apartment all the time. Next step, adding water to their dry food. Not sure what to do if that doesn't work.
Lesson learned! Kitties are contrary little creatures and know when you are bragging about them being good.