(Closed) Cats and wet food

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

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Atalanta:  i think i understand what you’re saying. they don’t like eating the food from a can that was opened say, yesterday? Is that right? I’m just wondering if you can buy smaller cans? the ones we get are single serve and we rotate the flavours so they have a different one than the day before each night.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I guess I don’t see why they don’t just eat kibble then? Maybe cats are different than dogs but I have never had a dog that got wet food and kibble until they were really old.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Can you get smaller cans?

My friend only has one cat, so he feeds him part of the can and then covers it with foil and puts it in the fridge. 

 

It’s really important for cats to eat wet food. It’s unhealthy for them to eat only dry food. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

wheb they were little i gave my girls it 2x a day then backed off to 1x but they still wanted and eventually like yours they stopped showing a whole lot of interest in it I tried switching flavors by doing so I found which are good ones vs total wastes but I found it became to expected and I slowly backed off to using as a special treat or if they directly ask for it (they hear me in the kitchen and will come running and whining and trying to see what Im doing on the counters) …. For my girls they got to spoiled and I was tired of throwing out plates of food  

p.s. I buy friskies patè (the texture matters to mine) 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I had this issue with a cat I had many years ago. I would give her too many options and she would get snobby. Just give the cat one wet food option. Either hey will eat it or no. Eventually they give in an eat it, better than nothing. if not then simply kibble is fine for them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get a variety pack of Friskies I think it’s called. It has 4 different flavours, 4 cans of each kind. There’s 8 pate ones and 8 shredded. i feed my cat 1/2 can at dinner time and he wolfs it down every time. Maybe just give them less wet food and supplement it with some dry food?

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Post # 9
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Helper bee

I found out the hard way cats are supposed to eat wet food. They don’t need dry kibble at all and if you can avoid using it you should.

I don’t have many tips, sorry. I got special plastic covers meant to cover wet food cans, maybe that would keep a can fresher? Or just give them a whole small can so you don’t have to reuse it?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I say donate the cat food. And some cats just don’t like it. My kitten loves it. My older can’t won’t touch it. Never have, never will. We tried switching up the food doing different brands etc. Etc. And she just won’t eat it. She also doesn’t like treats either ir tuna or anythIng really. Don’t worry about it, they don’t need it in their diet as long as they are getting enough water.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I think my original message was misunderstood. Still have kibble, only give one wet option

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Our cat is finicky like that too. He used to LOVE turkey wet food and then one day he turned his nose up at it. We give him wet and dry food mixed together twice a day and have a bowl of dry for him otherwise. He doesn’t always eat all the wet food; sometimes we just chuck it eventually, so we get the cheap multipacks. He’s a pain in the ass, honestly, but we love him. 😉

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Also you have to find a kind that the cats like. They’re picky. They may like one brand but hate the next. The more expensive you go, the healthier it will be for them. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Only wet food is terrible for their teeth. Felines do not eat purely “wet food” in the wild. They crunch bones to keep their teeth and gums clean. Cats can have both. They can have only kibble. Only wet food will rot their teeth. If you need an opinion stronger than this forum, contact your vet.

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