Originally Posted by britishvixen21
Let me know how its going for you Anie.
well, I started the process about 5 weeks ago. so far I learned that my cats will not go cold turkey with new food - they will rather starve that eat new.
I successfully took them off dry food (my goal is 100% wet good quality diet) and transitioned them to scheduled feeding - they get food three times per day at 7:30-8am, at 5pm, and last meal at 9-9:30pm.
as for food itself, i started adding very small amount of new food (in my case EVO) to their old food (fancy feast). I was literally adding 1/12 of small EVO can to half can of FF per cat per meal. they ate like that for 2 weeks, then I started adding more EVO, like 1/10 of can to half can FF.
Meanwhile one of my cats got steroid shot for his health issues and as a side effect he got super big appetite and acts like a little piggy. so now, depending on how hungry they are I give them 1/8 or 1/10 EVO can plus 1/2 FF can per meal. we will see how this goes.
if you want to make them eat new food be sure they are actually hungry when time for meal comes. at some point i was overfeeding mine, and they would turn their noses up. they needed little of healthy hunger drive
and I do know that "pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease feed me" behavior and have such a hard time not to resist...
especially now with Blackberry after steroid shot he acts like he is hungry all the time! yesterday at 7pm he was just sitting in the kitchen by their feeding mat. I kept telling him it's not time yet, it's not 9pm yet, be I dont think he got it!