Gee, if my kittens ever start eating the same flavor/brand of wet food more often than twice a week reliably, I'll know I've died and gone to heaven. They refuse all offered foods at least two meals a day. /sigh I don't think I'm offering them too much food, I'm pretty careful about that. And I feed the good stuffs, high protein, grain free, recommended here and online by you all. /double sigh I'm at my wits end. Some brands I can easily see why they refuse, I would too. But, even tuna flavored foods are refused quite often, although I only offer them once a week. So much waste.
I guess I just have really picky eaters. /major sigh
(This goes for foods that initially they scarfed down like it was caviar, too.)
either your cats are fussy fussy fussy or mine are just pigs LOL. well, actually I know that two of my cats will eat practically anything, but I have run across food they didn't like. merrick's before grain (I think it was chicken), grammy's pot pie, and wellness chicken with herring were pretty big flops. I gave the pot pie to a shelter and doctored the other two with enough weruva to get them to finish the case and then never bought it again.
so in light of the situation, my third cat tries to act finicky but I am very strict with him, just as in if he rejects a meal, too bad. no more food until the next meal and then he almost always eats it, regardless. sometimes he acts grudgingly about it, other times I have added bonito flakes to it but I realized it was making him stink up the litter box so that's a rarity now.
if it's a second go-round and he still is acting like it's yucky, I put a few pieces of dry spot's stew on it and he dives right in. I used to think I would give it as an evening meal if I were just too tired, but now that's the only time I ever use dry food--as a garnish to entice on wet food.
so far I haven't had the tragic experience of them loving something one minute and hating it the next. I know when I first starting feeding them all canned, I was tempted to hover and go, "oh no! don't like that one? well here, try this one." LOL that made me very transparent and I believe cats figure that out quickly. now if I know they like it and it's good food, I just put it out and leave, unless it's so good that i'm afraid the youngest will raid the blind kitty's dish and she won't get enough to eat, because I've caught him doing that but for the most part, it's uneventful.
I think you have to act like it's the depression (although I have no idea what it was like
) and say, "oh look. you are SO lucky to have good food to eat. there are starving alley cats out there who'd be happy to have meow mix, maybe I should give them your