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1 16th June 15:27
ray2003092003
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I'm posting on behalf of a neighbor who's training her cat to eat
canned food instead of dry food. She simply won't touch canned food, I
mean the cat not my neighbor. The cat hasn't eaten anything in 3 days
-- meows a lot! My neighbor tried mixing dry & canned, but the cat
would simply eat whatever dry food she can, avoiding any canned food.
I suggested perhaps trying to make the dry food look like canned by
waking it wet somehow (gravy or some kind of sauce). The cat would
stil eat the dry food but may somehow get used to eating it wet. Then
slowly add real canned food.
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2 16th June 15:27
cheryl
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In news:b3eea648.0310281752.4d7b46e8@posting.google.c om,
Ray Ban <ray2003092003@yahoo.com> composed with style:


I've been battling the same thing with a former feral cat (who you'd
think would eat anything) and with all of the suggestions I was given,
the one working a little bit for me so far is crushing dry and
sprinkling on the canned. But not just dry, she didn't go for the
regular dry she will eat, she will go for the canned if the dry I
crush is the Wysong treats that she's discovered she adores. The only
treat I've found she likes (doesn't like tuna, doesn't like cooked
chicken chunks, doesn't like any raw meat) is called Wysong Cat
treats. Hard to find. One suggestion that had promise in the earlier
days was taking some of the cubed-type canned and mixing in about 4-5
cubes in with the dry but she ate around it. Better than mixing dry
and canned which had no good results. Making dry food mushy with
water didn't work with her, either. One of my last resorts will be
Hill's Mixit (a large can of "gravy") which I have lots of and will
try next.
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3 16th June 15:27
darnit7
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That cat needs to be fed immediately. Not eating in cats can cause fatty liver
disease. Tell your neighbor to feed the poor cat whatever it wants for now.
After the cat has recovered fully from not eating for 3 days, then she might
attempt to add canned food. She can take the dry food, put it in a
cheesecloth, and use a hammer to lightly pound it until it's a powder
consistency. Then she can sprinkle it on top the canned food and then
eventually mix it in.
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4 16th June 15:28
darnit7
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My cats like the Wysong treats too. If you have a Whole Foods by you, they
usually carry them there. Have you tried sprinkling parmesan cheese on the
food? This works for some cats. Another one that sometimes works is Bonito
flakes (dried fish) mixed into the food.

Lauren
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5 16th June 15:28
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PawsForThought <darnit7@aol.comnolitter> composed with style:


I'm tempted to try catnip. I don't want to mix catnip and eating
schedules, so that too, is a last resort.
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6 17th June 11:05
darnit7
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Now there's an idea. Kinda like Alice B Toklas brownies but for cats
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7 17th June 11:05
judy
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If the cat is doing well on the dry food, why attempt a change?

A friend of mine has two cats (sisters) that have done very well on "kibble"
since she brought them home as kittens.

Judy & Matilda
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8 18th June 09:27
k3_e81
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Rinse some canned sardines to remove some of the salt and mix them in with the food.

-L.
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9 18th June 09:28
karen m.
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That reminds me of last year, when we were trying to trap our ferals
here for a little T-N-R. I bought some sardines for the traps, only to
have them returned to me the next day by one of my co-workers. Turns out
I hadn't been paying close enough attention to the box I was grabbing -
I had bought Portugese sardines in hot tomato sauce! She didn't think
the ferals would appreciate the exotic cuisine. I said they were fussy...
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10 18th June 09:28
ray2003092003
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She's continuing to mix the wet and dry food together. The cat only
eats a little bit, but not enough I'm sure. I guess my neighbor and
her cat are playing a dangerous game of chicken. I wonder how long the
cat could last just barely eating. My neighbor believes her cat is
going to blink and would eat wet food any day now.
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