|Purred: Mon Nov 23, '09 4:00pm PST |
|There was a wonderful post on Dogster once where she wrote "I do not like kidneys of lamb" in the style of "Green Eggs and Ham." Your title reminded me of it.
I have two holdouts that I'm now trying to convert. I had been feeding kibble and canned. My first step, done last year, was to remove the kibble entirely and only give them their canned. One cat was willing to convert to a premium canned, but not these two - they won't touch anything but their Pro Plan. So now I am mixing Nature's Variety medallions or Stella and Chewy's dehydrated into their canned food. At first it was 1/2 medallion to a 5.5-oz can. They didn't like it, but didn't hate it enough to stop eating it. After a week or so I upped it to a full medallion per can. Same reaction. I haven't been able to increase it since (it's been about two weeks of that ratio).
Even the simple step of removing kibble has improved their coats significantly, which just drives home the importance of diet to me.
Occasionally they'll eat part of a medallion or S&C straight, but not usually. My hope is that once they get converted away from the PP, they'll be easier to convert to whole meat. A secondary, but important, motivator to me is cost - feeding just the two cats canned food is a financial killer! I can feed my furry six-pack DIY raw for about the same cost as feeding these two canned! Since the premades are very expensive also, I'm hoping that breaking their PP "imprinting" will open their tastes to a better variety of food.
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