Cat won't eat any variety, only dry, what to try?
Been a while since I've been here, busy. Our little adoptee kitty, Cali the Calico (who's actually a tortiseshell, shhh) is picky about her food and I'm asking for recommendations.
Here are the details...
She's a "teenager" now, almost full grown, about 1-1/2 yr old, neutered, has all her shots, 100% indoor, in very good health except she's starting to gain weight. We (my girlfriend & I) know that some cats over-eat with open feeding and so we're starting to cut that down, but otherewise, zero health problems.
Except Cali just turns her nose up at any sorts of high quality (or less expensive) canned food. She only likes the dry kibble food, and will eat most major brand, Friskies etc, but we'd like to vary her diet with less "empty calories" and feed her more nutritious food, a mix of dry & canned which is usually the best for indoor cats.
We've tried EVERY brand like you'd find at Kroger, and she just won't eat it. We've tried scrambled eggs and "people" tuna and our baked chicken and fish and roast beef, all sorts of yummy human food but she just won't eat it.
She DOES love Greek yogurt. I eat a little container each day, because I also like it, especially the berry flavors, and Cali gets excited when she sees me taking a container out of the fridge. And we've got a ritual. She climbs on my lap, I remove the foil top, and spoon out big teaspoon full onto the flipped-over top, and she eagerly licks it all up, fast and loving each bite. Then she sits there, semi-patient, while I eat from the container, then I leave a little in the bottom and she again eagerly licks the "bowl" clean, fruit and all. It's charming and fun to watch.
That's the only "people" food she likes. She'll of course lick up a small serving of ice cream (no chocolate allowed of course) preferring vanilla but doesn't like milk.
We live in the big city and have both a PetCo and PetSmart nearby. And yeah, we've tried a couple sample foods from the vet but she won't eat it either.
So... can anyone recommend some canned foods to try? Brand name and flavor of course, and they must be available at regular chain groceries (Kroger) or the 2 pet stores listed above, PetCo or PetSmart.
We've got no problem feeding her dry kibble food mostly, and her health is very good, but much of the dry food has empty calories as you know.
So any recommendations, please? And sorry, neither I nor my gf is really able to cook exotic dishes for our kitty -- there HAS to be some variety of top quality canned food which we can use to add variety to her diet.
Please list specific brand names and flavors that we can try, and we'll give feedback afterward.
Thanks in advance.