I think that they put stuff in commercial foods that cats get addicted to them, or maybe they don't put it in intentionally, but there is some additive or chemical that they get hooked on. I came up with this theory because I never transitioned my cat by mixing in raw to her canned. I just cut it out straight away, and fed her cooked chicken and tuna, with some Felini Complete (a supplement with all the vitamins and minerals they need). I know she goes mad for cooked chicken, so I knew that she wouldn't starve. But by the end of the second day she was crying and didn't want the chicken. This is what made me think 'why would she want canned over the food that normally she goes nuts for?' After about 8 or 9 days of her not getting any canned, it seemed that it must have got out of her system, because suddenly she was really open to eating raw. At first turkey mince, then hearts then the rest.
My point is, if you know she likes some raw things, then why not cut out the canned and build around that. While canned is still on offer you might find she remains reluctant. Chicken or turkey mince would be a good one to try her one, because it is soft like canned foods. Turkey mince was the first raw food she really wolfed down. Obviously don't let it go past 12 hours without feeding her if she really digs her heels in, but it's worth a try.
Last edited by marie73; 12-09-2012 at 06:22 PM.