(Closed) (LONG) Vet or catowner bees, help! Our cats are driving us crazy!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Anamagana:  Like mentioned above, you need to get your cats on an eating schedule! I feed my cats Wellness wet food, because it’s slightly closer to what they need. Cats don’t need grains! They’re carnivores! And they hardly ever drink water because they’re supposed to be getting it from their food. Anyway, you said that your lady cat wouldn’t eat the wet food when you tried before.. You need to stay strong! Put their food out twice a day for a set amount of time. If they don’t eat it, too bad, their problem. They WILL eventualy come around. When switching my cat from dry to wet (he was getting crystals in his urine from the dry) he wouldn’t touch it, so I put a little bit of tuna on top and then he would dig in. Eventually I put less and less and now he just gobbles up his wet no problems.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

What brand of food do you feed them? They might not be getting enough protein and/or taurine. I strongly suggest a high protein, grain free brand.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would switch to a higher quality cat food for starters. I use Royal Canin and it’s awesome. Stop feeding your cats people food. If you want to give them treats, I’d give them occasional cans of wet food. My cats love Fancy Feast Shredded Fare as a treat — and it comes in flavors like chicken, yellowfin tuna, salmon, etc. In the end, your cats do not rule you, you rule your cats.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@cmbr:  I mean no offense but royal canin isn’t high quality either unless they have a grain free formulation. It contains a lot of grains – brown rice and corn. Blue buffalo wilderness, wellness core, solid gold, taste of the wild are grain free and better quality. Cats are obligate carnivores so that grain is hurting more than helping.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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@Fireflysushi:  LOL, your whole post was hilarious! The system you devised around “demanding pig cat” is genius!

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Stop giving them chicken if you don’t want them begging for chicken. Chicken is fine for cats to eat so long as it’s not prepared with a bunch of spices, but it just reinforces their bad behavior. They’ve learned if they beg long enough or loud enough, they’ll get what they want. If you don’t want them to beg, them stop rewarding the begging.

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