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  1. I tried, desperately, one time to wean a cat from dry food only without success.

    I acquired her as a 1 year old from people who were moving and her fate would have been… you can guess.
    But, I offered her can after can of wet food and cooked chicken and fish, only to have her snub it.

    I gave up on all that and decided to just find the best dry food available if that was the way it was to be.

    She snubbed each premium brand that I brought home and would only eat the cheap store brand that she had been raised on. I so hate that manufacturers create such irresistible “junk”.

    But,in spite of it all, she lived to be 19 years old.
    Go figure…

    • It is nice to know she lived long and well. Thanks Dee. They make dry food very palatable even though it is not as healthy as the best wet foods. I wanted very much to get him on raw but he has conclusively turned up his nose at it!

      • All we can do is give them the best of whatever they will eat. I’d rather that they eat than not eat.

  2. I don’t think that raw food is “unsuited” to cats, and we do know that cats who are on raw food have less health issues. I think it may have to do with cats becoming addicted to dry food because of the animal digest spray.

    It can take a lot of patience, and strategies to wean a cat from dry food, but it can be done. Cats are like children, and we are like parents. It’s a job that requires “tough love”. Or we just give in, and regret it later on.

    There are many strategies online for weaning cats from dry food, and I think most of them use a method of putting the food that the cat likes on top, with a little of the good stuff, like cooked chicken, underneath. Over time, the dry stuff becomes less and less with the good stuff increasing.

    Supplements can be added to ground chicken and turkey before cooking, but I’d start with a small amount.

    I’ve also noticed that some days my cat will eat something that she won’t touch another day. She seems to like cooked salmon, so when I make some for myself, I don’t season her portion. She almost always eats this.

    I’d say don’t give up, especially if you have the time. Your efforts will pay off in the long run.

    • The thing is Sandy he gets very little dry from me. I feed him high quality wet with a little bit of dry for grazing. One problem is that he was feed on dry at the rescue center and that may have been for a few weeks. This may be having an effect.

      I have tried mixing it. He rejects it.

      Thanks Sandy for the support.

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