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I got my kitty a whole bunch of different types of wet food, and have tryed each and he'll take a nibble and won't eat it anymore, no matter what type it is :wink: . although after 30 minutes of it out i'll feel bad and give him some dry :oops: Should i not feed him any dry at all, and take the wet food away after 20/30 minutes and not give him any more until his next feedin time. I don't want to be mean tho :cry: But i'd also rather have him eating wet food, much healthier, any ideas to get him eating it? or why he won't eat it? (He's never ate it before)

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You're supposed to slowly introduce new food to the kitty over a 4-7 day period. If you're just giving him the wet food, he might not recognize it as "his food" and turn up his nose at it.

I had some concerns about introducing wet food to Skeeter. Here are the responses I got back:http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=9243

Be sneaky about giving him new food, but don't give up. Good luck!
 

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So me giving him a little bit of wet and then his dry food is not a bad thing? Honestly i don't get what you mean :oops: Could you explain it more please?
 

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I would suggest you heat it up on the stove for him. My cat kept turning up his nose at the food but since heating it up I have had a much better response.
 

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thankz, i'll be trying that tonight when i get home! hopefully he likes it cuz i'm full outta ideas lol Thankz very much!
 

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Do you leave dry food out all the time? If so, stop. He won't ever get hungry enough to try anything new that way. You might try enticing him to eat the wet by sprinkling some dry on top. He'll eat that, and maybe try a bit of the wet too. It might take a few days to make the swtich, but it really is worth it. I started my girls on 80/20 dry/wet and they now eat almost 100% canned and they love it.
 

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Why are you so keen on giving you cat wet food? I only give wet food as a treat...Dry food is much more healthy for the kit's teeth, and it also has more of the nutrient that a kit needs....
 

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Actually Fluffy, the story about wet food being bad for a cat's teeth is pretty much an old wives' tale. Wet food is far better for cats as it has much less carbohydrate and much more protein. It also is helpful in preventing both crystals and UTI because of the increased moisture. Check out http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=doesdryfoodcleantheteeth for info about tooth health and http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=whycatsneedcannedfood[/url , [url]http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=whatcatsshouldeatexcerpt and http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=004 for great articles about feline nutrition.
 

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Thankz everyone, and fluffy even if it was bad for their teeth it's much better then dry for many many different reasons, i wouldn't mind brushing my kitties teeth if wet food was bad for the teeth :wink: :D
 

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I used to believe that as well Fluffy but in the wild the canned food does a much better job at mimmicking the cats natural diet than the higher carb dry food diet. You also wouldn't find that a cat is fed 24/7 in the wild either. It's okay for a cat to get hungry and be on a schedule. I feed my kitten when she gets hungry about 3-4 times a day but my older cat twice a day.
 

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UPDATE:

Good news!

After reading all of the information everyone gave me, i tryed a few things, i drained the canned food juice onto a few pieces of dry food, my kitty ate it right up, the next day i put some wet food in a bowl...he didn't eat it, in an article i saw that one persons cat would only eat it out of his/her hand so i tryed that and he ate a 1/4 of a can( i think it was a 3oz can) and that was AFTER eating a whole bunch of dry food. so i'm going to try again today without any dry food and see if he'll eat 1/2 a can maybe :wink: but i still got him to eat it. I'm going to the petfood store to get him some more different types today and hopefully soon *crosses fingers* i'll have him on a fully wet diet! :D
 
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