The problem with cats is that they are such creatures of habit. Ever try changing a cat's mind? Sheesh! It would be easier to pick up the Golden Gate Bridge and move it!
I was feeding my dog raw, and she did beautifully. Then I became unemployed and poor, and had to resort to Purina One. But I would offer the cats bits of meat, and half of them said "Eeeuuuwww! What's that? It looks icky! Give me my cat food!"
These were the older cats, who went to the Rainbow Bridge last year, at ages of 18 and 20.
The 3 I have now, I am giving bits of meat to, as I would like to put them on a better, more natural diet when I am financially able. I am thinking that if I keep them thinking that chicken and beef are treats, they will go to a natural diet more easily. Maybe.
But 9lb cats with a higher lead level than is safe for a toddler??? Yuck!