I've been adding some of the tender beef entree (pate) on top of other better foods to entice my cats to eat some of the other stuff they seem to have tired of (Natural Balance duck and venison currently, that I happen to be well stocked in!). I've also been getting the Target brand of the same (Barkley and Boots Tender Beef Entree), the ingredient list looks about the same. The Target brand one is .49 per can, vs. the .54 or .60 per can of the Fancy Feast. Is this one of the OK ones? They certainly like it!Which Fancy Feast product are you using? They have quite a few, and some are less bad than others.
Overall though, it's not something I'd choose to feed my cats assuming price wasn't a factor, and I totally get that sometimes cost is a huge consideration.
That's probably true - I'm not very tough on them, but the pickier cat actually loses weight when I take away dry and try to feed a quality food exclusively, and he's a young, lithe cat who doesn't need to lose weight.It's kind of like kids. If they get to eat captain crunch every day they are going to be finicky and ticked off when mom suddenly starts putting broccoli on their plate.
Kitty needs to learn that they have to eat what they're given.
Have you tried adding some fancy feast to the other food?That's probably true - I'm not very tough on them, but the pickier cat actually loses weight when I take away dry and try to feed a quality food exclusively, and he's a young, lithe cat who doesn't need to lose weight.
I was hoping to find a quality food that rivals FF in taste and desirability, but I get the captain crunch vs broccoli metaphor!
Have you tried adding some fancy feast to the other food?
Another thing you could try is sprinkling Bonito flakes on top.
You can probably find the flakes online or at an asian supermarket or a supermarket with an asian section. It's just dried fish bonito fish flakes.I have tried mixing when I was serious about switching them over with limited success, but haven't recently. Haven't tried Bonito flakes, thanks!
They seem to get bored with the same things eventually, so I'm hoping one of these cycles they'll appreciate a better quality food enough to get into the rotation regularly. Right now it's FF chunky chicken and turkey, beef pate, and the elegant medleys that never go to waste.
For a little bit they really enjoyed Turducken and Cowboy Cookout from Merrick's but that fell out of favor, and I can't get them to eat it anymore. So, I suppose there is hope!
Since you reminded me about mixing, I decided to try again because the "Elegant Medleys FF" really lend themselves well to mixing. It's working out much better in enticing the cats to eat some of the better qualities pates.You can probably find the flakes online or at an asian supermarket or a supermarket with an asian section. It's just dried fish bonito fish flakes.