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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Food question...

Dorn is on Nutro Complete Care Indoor formula.

I want him to eat wet food..but he will just lick the gravy off the food and let the chunks... Is there any way I can get him to like wet food?? Also... is there any kibble type food that is soft, minus the gravy??? A good brand too??

He love the tender moment treats to death so this makes me think that he would enjoy the softer kibble type food instead of chomping hard food.

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Re: Food question...

Have you tried pate style wet foods?

I don't believe there is a soft kibble on the market

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Re: Food question...

The 'softer style' kibbles, or semi moist, IF they are still on the market, are complete garbage. Purina made one years ago called Tender Vittles, and there is still one out there for dogs. Awful ingredients, and full of chemical preservatives to keep them in that semi moist state. Steer clear!!

I would echo the suggestion for a pate style wet food, perhaps watered down with warm water to have a thinner consistancy.

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Re: Food question...

He wont touch the paste either...

Id like to get him to eat wet food...at least like it so I can give him either...

He is just a crunchy lover I guess...
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Re: Food question...

You can try putting kibble on top of the wet food...I'd start off with a little wet and a lot of kibble on top of it and slowly increase wet and decrease kibble. Mush the kibble into the wet so he doesn't have a choice but to eat some of the wet if he wants the kibble. Just don't give him more than he'll eat in a half hour or so, the combination can cause bacteria to grow.


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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 08:43 PM
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Re: Food question...

Check out this website--it has tips for getting cats to eat wet food

http://www.catinfo.org/#Transitioning_D ... nned_Food_

I have been working with my one boy to eat wet food for 7 months now. He will only eat a maximum of 1.5 ounces, but that is better than nothing, its been a long road to get to where we are but I'll work as hard and for as long as it takes to get him to eat it. There are days I sit next to his plate to get him to eat it--but its whats best for him.

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Re: Food question...

I just went through the same process with Murphy, and the trick was finding a brand he liked. I tried at least 6 different brands (all good stuff), and finally discovered he'd eat Trader Joe's wet food. So now, like a good cat-mommy, I make 20-minute drives to Trader Joe's to stock up on wet food. I decided a long time ago that if I'm going to splurge on him in any way, it ought to be food.


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So now, like a good cat-mommy, I make 20-minute drives to Trader Joe's to stock up on wet food. I decided a long time ago that if I'm going to splurge on him in any way, it ought to be food.
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Re: Food question...

Thanks for the link.

I will be stopping at Pet Supplies Plus this weekend I think....

I usually stop at PetSmart for food... PSP has more of the higher end stuff like Innova etc...

I will buy a buy small cans or pouches and see where it leads me....I take care of the lil guy...I adopted him from the shelter knowing I signed a paper saying if couldnt care for him to return him..well I am not returning him.. I will be his only owner!
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