We adopted a very loving Siamese mix on December 31st. She has adjusted really well to our household with one except, food. She barely eats. As first time cat parents, I'm looking for any helpful suggestions. Here's what we've done so far:
-We leave dry food out all day and change it at night (currently we have out six different options and have even placed a dish or two in some of her favorite places she hangs out in during the day). Blue, Meow Mix, Purina, Iams, Fancy Fest, Friskies.
-For wet food we will leave it out for about an hour and then put in the fridge.
-We've tried various ways of preparing the food (heating, adding water or broth or gravy, adding baby food, etc.)
-We leave the room when she starts to walk by the food.
-She is 12 pounds and the most she's eaten in a day is one of those small can of Fancy Feast. She only did that once. In her dry food bowl we put out 1/4 of a cup and she never eats even half the bowl in a day.
-We actually went back to the shelter (she was there for a month) and they gave us the dry and canned foods they were using. She has so far showed no interest in either.
-From her litterbox I can tell that she's pooping and that it's a normal consistency.
-Her behavior has remained loving. I think she's the type of cat that loves to be petted instead of normal playing because she's never interested in the different toys we've used with her. (except for a shoe string)
-We have talked the vet and he seemed stumped since she'll eat a few bites a day. We also took her back to the vet at the shelter. The vet gave her an appetite stimulant, but nothing really happened.
-Whenever we're in the kitchen or have our own food she seems very interested but if we put down a new dish of food she'll sniff and walk away.
*So we need help. If anyone else has an extremely picky eater for a cat or just likes a good challenge, please leave us your thoughts on the situation. Thanks!