I've been reading a lot about raw food recently on this forum and on catinfo.org and I'd really like to give it a shot.
Leelu is a very picky eater and a grazer. I keep rotating cans, but I throw away so much because it doesn't strike her fancy any particular day. She's pretty thin as it is, so I don't want her not to eat. I always feel like she gets bored of the same old and eventually refuses to touch what was the best food ever 4 months ago. I'm starting to run out of brands to try! I read people pretty much feed the same recipe all the time, do you have any issues with cats not wanting more of the same?
The other thing I wonder about is the grazing. Leelu has never managed to just eat a meal at mealtimes. She takes a few bites, wanders away, then back for a few more, etc. If I remove the food for too long, she'll gobble it up and promptly throw it up, even if it's just a little bit. For those of you who are out of the house during the day and feed raw, do you have any issues not having any food out while you're gone with grazer cats?
Right now pretty much the only cans she loves are one of the seafood weruvas, which I try not to feed more than once a month and the addiction venison. I'm thinking of buying more of the seafood stuff to help with the transition to raw. I don't really want her on a seafood diet, but I think I'd have the best success. She just picks at the other cans, so mixing in raw probably won't help. I have bought some premade raw pouches and she doesn't care for it just like that, she isn't interested in any raw trimmings of human meat either. In fact it took a few days to make her realise the premade pouches are actually food! She sniffs at it, looks at me like I'm insane and maybe takes one lick before turning up her nose and refusing to eat. Sigh...
I know I'm in for a battle of wills and will need a metric ton of patience, but I really want to try. I'm convinced it would be the best for her and her sensitive stomach.
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