Now that I am fully introduced, I do have one question for you all (and then I can begin thinking of my third post!) As mentioned, I am beginning my cats on a raw diet - but they are first in the process of getting accustomed to their grain-free, canned food. I've gone through venison, turkey, chicken, mackerel (which they both loved) anything and everything!
Hooligan, my male cat, will eat anything you put in front of him -he is a godsend! Ha ha. Ruby, my female cat on the other hand, will eat nothing by tuna. Today is the only day that I've gone almost an entire day (9am - 9pm) with trying to get her to eat either her venison canned food or her turkey in gravy. I've put it out with parmesan, fish oil, then I poured some "tuna juice" on it and she did not want to know anything about it. She would get very close, smell it and then walk away. I succumbed to her meows and put about 3TBS of tuna (her tuna cat food, not for human consumption) and she had at it. She ate the tuna, but only the tuna that wasn't touching the other 2 proteins.
I hate to do this but I will not give her more - I've left her plate out for over an hour now. I don't know how else to introduce her. I know that too much tuna is not great and that she is clearly addicted to it now. Have you guys ever come across this problem? Should I be concerned about her not eating very much in a day? (She is about 6-7 pounds - that is her healthy weight).
Should I be slowly introducing ("tricking her") into eating other meat that is hidden under her tuna? I am completely defeated and at my wits end.