Variety is the spice of life. For domestic cats I believe this saying is very applicable concerning their food. My experience tells me that cats can get bored with one sort of food and if they have “gone off” one brand/type of food, withholding that for a while and reintroducing it pays dividends.
How concerned are cat guardians are about food variety? It is easy to stock a wide range. I am sure that individual cats have individual tastes and some might be content sticking to a fairly narrow range of foods. However, I don’t believe it is good enough to buy one bag of dry cat food and rely on that in perpetuity.
If I add in the odd human food treat I can probably say that my cat eats about 20 different types of cat food. It is apportioned: 85% high quality wet in pouches, 10% dry for grazing and 5% human food treats. The last one could be 10% some days.
Do you know your cat’s favorite cat food? If you do, how many sorts of cat food did you try before deciding? If you know his favorite cat food do you know when he last ate it?
I know I am asking slightly impertinent questions but it may help. When you do provide variety you have to keep tabs a little bit on what was served up when. J’ai un restaurant, chez moi.
Some cat food pages (searh results on PoC)