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I'm a bit puzzled with my cat Madama; my experience with cats is that while they are finicky they like to eat and are enticed by certain foods like meats..especially meat.
Madama is the first cat I've seen that refuses meat. I adopted her last Nov.
from my shelter, she's 4 yrs+ plus, in good health and the sweetest kitty.
We love her much.
I don't inted to feed her scraps but I wondered as sometimes she would fuss when I'm cooking so I've given her a bit of meat but she refuses it (chicken, beef, turkey). She eats dry cat food_Science Diet_ her "junk food" is a few generic cat food kernels (Walt-Mart) we keep but Science Diet is her regular food b/c is much healthier. She also eats very little.
I just wonder why meat doesn't entice her..being a carnivore y'know..all cats I've had went bonkers at the smell..I thought if she have always been given dry cat food (when she started eating solids) would she have developed a taste for meat?? (this is the one that licked metals but was OK)
I'm thinking of switching SD flavors for variety. I'll ask my vet.
Rosalie :shock:
 

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I know some cats that don't like meat either. Your cat is not alone but still it is quite strange huh? It's not something to worry about, just like people, your cat has a keen taste for some things and one of the things that doesn't tickle her fancy is meat. Out of curiosity does your cat eat canned food at all or treats? :p
 

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If kittens get only dry food for the first 6-12 months of their lives (after mama of course), they will often not recognize any other substance as food. Dry food is about 1/2 grains, flavored with hugely enticing goodies such as sprayed-on fat and "animal digest" which is cow and other parts that have been chemically broken down and powdered.

That's why I always recommend feeding a variety of foods throughout a cat's life--so they don't get addicted to one thing. For example, I got a call once from a woman whose cat would only eat Friskies Ocean Whitefish, and worse, only if it had been canned at a certain plant--and that plant was closing down. She had 143 cans left and was scouring the country to find more. Much easier to make the *cat* more flexible about his eating habits!

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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