Picky cat won't eat high quality wet food. Any advice?
Our flamepoint siamese has never been a great eater. For the first two weeks we had him (he was probably only a month old at the time), he ate Friskies Indoor wet food and ate it very well. Once we found out about the low quality of this cat food, we started buying Wellness kitten, and although he would eat it, he wasn't as eager as he was with the Friskies. Over time, he didn't want it anymore at all. We then switched to Innova Evo, and he ate that very well for about a week, and then stopped wanting it altogether. Since then, we have tried almost every brand of high quality cat food there is, and he will take a few bites and then walk away. Sometimes he will even act like he is burying it by scratching his paws on the carpet.
Two weeks ago we adopted our Tortie from a local rescue. Unlike our boy, she will eat almost anything and will, in many cases, lick the plate clean when she is done.
The other day, we bought some Friskies Turkey and Cheese and we were surprised by how well both cats ate it. I haven't seen him eat like this in a long time. Both cats have access to dry food all day long, and they both like Chicken Soup for the Kitten Lover's Soul, which is a good quality dry food from what I've read. However, when it comes to wet food, our boy just seems to crave the low quality stuff.
So what should I do? I'm guessing he is just bored with the typical chicken flavored cat foods, but doesn't seem to like the other flavors too much either. I like the price of the Friskies and the fact that he eats it so well, but I don't like that we are feeding him low quality food. We tried some Petsmart Authority brand, which seems like a middle ground between the really high quality stuff (Innova) and the Purina line. I just gave them both the Authority chicken recipe and she loved it, he took a few bites and walked away.
Any advice? Thanks in advance.