Cat Doesn't Know What Raw Is
Wow, I've certainly been starting plenty of topics... then again this is my first cat where I've actually had complete control over it.. .so... yeah.
Anyways, I've been reading about the raw diet and since my dad is a hunter (and I live in a town where everyone hunts/fishes) I figured 'what the heck'. I am considering changing vets, though, because when I told him that Mister B was a solely wet food fluffy he told me I should feed some dry for the teeth.... the first thing I ever heard about the dry food diet is that it did nothing for teeth. Mister B doesn't chew, anyways.
There is one roadblock, however. And it is a big one. Mister B doesn't know what raw food is. My dad regularly cuts his own meat and was doing some bear on the island. I asked him for a chunk for the kitty. I handed it to Mister B who sniffed it and then ignored it. At first I thought he was a picky kitty and would only eat cat food (hallelujah) but he eats cooked chicken and hot dogs just fine. I never considered that any cat would pass up some raw meat. I know that all my other animals have been fed some from the moment they came home but I always thought that ANY cat would know what it was. He knows what mice are and I've witnessed him eat them...
I've handed Mister B raw meat twice and both times it's been rejected. I'm wondering exactly how I'm supposed to convince him that it's food. Should I mash it up with his wet food portions? Putting it on top does nothing as the last piece got picked up and thrown out before any consumption. Is there any powder or something I can throw on top for tastiness?
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