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Cat not liking her food anymore?

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    Question Cat not liking her food anymore?

    I don't get it. Blue Freedom Indoor Adult Chicken Pate was by far Daisy's favorite food since she started eating it. Now she is rejecting it. Nothing has changed. She just seems to not like it. Mom thinks I put too much in the bowl because she does not know how long the food has been out. Am I doing something wrong? Each serving is 1/4 of a can or close to that. Am I doing it wrong?
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    Do you switch off to any other flavors or brands, maybe she's just out of the mood. I rotate my canned cat food and feed 1/3 can per day, he sometimes leaves it and goes back to it, but usually finishes it all each day.

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    I must have an abnormally big eater, mine eat four cans a day plus their dry food is always out. I feed natural balance turkey and giblets, chicken hearts and liver and once in a while shrimp and salmon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha1 View Post
    Do you switch off to any other flavors or brands, maybe she's just out of the mood. I rotate my canned cat food and feed 1/3 can per day, he sometimes leaves it and goes back to it, but usually finishes it all each day.
    That was how I did the three-week taste test. The inconsistency among other brands led me to stick with Blue Freedom chicken. I know it is better to switch off, but it is much cheaper to subscribe to one. The 15% or whatever savings per order adds up!
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    I am desperate for a solution now. I just got another order from Petco so Daisy is stuck with it for two months if she really does not like it. She had no problem eating a full can each day but now it is hard to make her eat 1/4 of a can despite her good appetite.
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    It's expensive, but they have freeze dried cat treats that you can crumble between your fingers like powder. One brand my cat really likes is Orijen, but there are others like Stella and Chewy. Instead of using it as a treat which can be pricey, you can just crumble some over her food, and I think you'll get good results, and at that rate the bag should last a loooong time. I'm not sure if Petco or Petsmart has them, but they should have some brand. https://www.orijen.ca/foods/cat-food/#fd-cat-treats

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    Thanks Alpha. She likes her dry food and treats, just not the wet stuff.
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    She is used to free-feeding I assume and needs to get used to eating at mealtimes. If possible try feeding her three divided servings a day until she is used to meals, then transition her to two a day if you prefer. I would put out her entire serving at mealtime and just leave it down. She'll eat a little right away. Then if she comes crying to you later, try leading her to the dish with the rest of her serving and fluffing it up for her with a fork, scrape any dry bits off to the side. Hopefully, she'll eat a little more. But don't give her fresher until the next mealtime, just lead her to the food you already put down. The idea here is to teach her that fresh food comes at mealtimes, so if she wants it fresh she should eat up then. I think she will get it pretty soon. Switch the food from any best cat food brand renowned for quality is also a good option but try to follow the above mention practice.

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    She is used to meal times.
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    Assuming she is not sick. you could always try adding a small amount of plan chicken/stake/fish to get her to eat it. When my cat did not drink every much water or eat enough (he was sick and in the vets care) she told me to add canned chicken water to his food and drink. She did say not to use a lot as the salt is bad.

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