Nope, we don't like that food anymore

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Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by dgk » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:23:15



Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Christina Websel » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:44:40



Quote:

> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.
I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"
If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your vet)
let them get hungry.
I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.
 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by JJ » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:18:06



Quote:



>> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
>> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
>> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
>> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

> Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.
> I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"
> If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your vet)
> let them get hungry.
> I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.

Precisely. Our two sweet cats, Edgar and Agatha, eat a dry kibble (they LOVE
it) and two kinds of canned wet food, which I alternate.

Sometimes they'll turn up their noses at a canned food they devoured just
yesterday. A day later, they love it again and lap it up.

Cats have patience. Sometimes owners need patience, too. I'll change their
food when they refrain from eating something for a week.

Jay

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Divamanq » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:05:18


Quote:

> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

In my experience, they usually take a dislike to a previously favored
food just after I've found it in a really good sale, and stocked up on
it!  (It's as though they KNOW.)  Anyone else have the same experience?
 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Divamanq » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:07:05


Quote:



>> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
>> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
>> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
>> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

> Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.
> I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"
> If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your vet)
> let them get hungry.
> I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.

Not always!  (I had one who was visibly losing weight, but simply
refused to eat some perfectly good foods.)
 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Joy » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:25:01



Quote:




>>> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
>>> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
>>> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
>>> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

>> Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.
>> I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"
>> If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your vet)
>> let them get hungry.
>> I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.

> Not always!  (I had one who was visibly losing weight, but simply refused
> to eat some perfectly good foods.)

In the past, I've had two different vets tell me that it is dangerous for a
cat to go two days without eating.

Joy

 
 
 

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Post by Chery » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:29:40



It's so bad, I've lost track of what she does like, I

Quote:
> think she has too. :)

LOL!  I was just posting something about this.  Cats are so
unpredictable that they're predictable.

--
CAPSLOCK Preventing Login Since 1980.

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by jmcquow » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:59:17



Quote:


>> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
>> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
>> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
>> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

> In my experience, they usually take a dislike to a previously favored
> food just after I've found it in a really good sale, and stocked up on
> it!  (It's as though they KNOW.)  Anyone else have the same experience?

Definitely, Evelyn.  If I find a great sale or have coupons, Persia will
suddenly decide she doesn't like [insert brand] it anymore.

Jill

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Jane » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:57:09


Quote:




> >> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that

> >> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local

> >> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I

> >> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

> > Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.

> > I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"

> > If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your vet)

> > let them get hungry.

> > I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.

> Not always!  (I had one who was visibly losing weight, but simply

> refused to eat some perfectly good foods.)

Me too!   I learned to not try to out-stubborn a cat.   Some of them are very stubborn indeed!
 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Christina Websel » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 03:14:07



Quote:





>>>> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that
>>>> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local
>>>> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I
>>>> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

>>> Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.
>>> I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"
>>> If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your
>>> vet) let them get hungry.
>>> I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.

>> Not always!  (I had one who was visibly losing weight, but simply refused
>> to eat some perfectly good foods.)

> In the past, I've had two different vets tell me that it is dangerous for
> a cat to go two days without eating.

> Joy

It's not ideal but if there is nothing wrong with them medically and they
are holding out to see if  you give in for the very best food..I don't do
it.
I am not held to ransome about that.  Boyfie loves trout, he inhales it but
it's a real treat.  If he refused to eat anything else, he'd just have to
get hungry.
I'd quite like to eat fillet steak all the time..
Tweed
 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Divamanq » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 03:22:27


Quote:



>> Not always!  (I had one who was visibly losing weight, but simply refused
>> to eat some perfectly good foods.)

> In the past, I've had two different vets tell me that it is dangerous for a
> cat to go two days without eating.

> Joy

Tell that to the cat on hunger strike!  "Dangerous", maybe, but how do
you force-feed a cat? (Other than intravenously, which hardly seems
warranted after only two days!)
 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Christina Websel » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 03:51:23



Quote:
> On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:07:05 PM UTC-4,




>> >> Maybe it's the change of weather but I have a fair amount of food that

>> >> the cats will not eat. I'm going to donate a bunch of it to the local

>> >> rescue people and my cats will just have to eat something else. I

>> >> wonder what perfectly good and expensive food they will snub next.

>> > Try not feeding them for 24/36 hours.  They will love their food again.

>> > I get sick of  hearing"my cat will not eat this or that"

>> > If there is nothing wrong  with your cat (medically, check with your
>> > vet)

>> > let them get hungry.

>> > I guarantee they will eat within 48 hours.

>> Not always!  (I had one who was visibly losing weight, but simply

>> refused to eat some perfectly good foods.)

> Me too!   I learned to not try to out-stubborn a cat.   Some of them are
> very stubborn indeed!

they will not die of " refusing to eat what I want"  Just continue with
offering good food.  If they refuse it, take it away and let them get more
hungry.
When Kitty Farmcat lived in the wild, do you think she would have refused
any cat food?  No, she lived on mashed potatoes, veggies and gravy which my
neighbour gave her and the mousies she could catch.
She was a fantastic mouse catcher.  She could catch them by sound.  One day
I was cleaning out my chicken huts and I moved a feeder.  Kitty was behind
the door when the mice ran from there and she put her  paw under the door
and got one immediately.  She did it by sound.
Boyfie was her apprentice and he can do this too now.

ooc

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Bastett » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:19:16


 > When Kitty Farmcat lived in the wild, do you think she would have refused
 > any cat food?  No, she lived on mashed potatoes, veggies and gravy which my
 > neighbour gave her and the mousies she could catch.
 > She was a fantastic mouse catcher.  She could catch them by sound.  One day
 > I was cleaning out my chicken huts and I moved a feeder.  Kitty was behind
 > the door when the mice ran from there and she put her  paw under the door
 > and got one immediately.  She did it by sound.
 > Boyfie was her apprentice and he can do this too now.

That's really impressive!

--
Joyce

"Sentimentality" -- that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
                                                -- Graham Greene

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Wayne Mitchel » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:53:54


Quote:

> how do you force-feed a cat? (Other than intravenously, which
> hardly seems warranted after only two days!)

I've done it.  Syringes of meat baby food or the like introduced in
miniscule amounts onto the top of the tongue.  If the cat isn't highly
cooperative it's messy and usually leads to an acute decline in
inter-species entente.

When Will used to have bouts of cholangitis he would, if left to
himself, go more than five days without eating.  His natural urge to eat
didn't seem to be self-starting, even after all other symptoms were
gone.  As others have mentioned, this is extremely dangerous in cats.
--

Wayne M.

 
 
 

Nope, we don't like that food anymore

Post by Christina Websel » Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:42:09



Quote:

> > When Kitty Farmcat lived in the wild, do you think she would have
> > refused
> > any cat food?  No, she lived on mashed potatoes, veggies and gravy which
> > my
> > neighbour gave her and the mousies she could catch.
> > She was a fantastic mouse catcher.  She could catch them by sound.  One
> > day
> > I was cleaning out my chicken huts and I moved a feeder.  Kitty was
> > behind
> > the door when the mice ran from there and she put her  paw under the
> > door
> > and got one immediately.  She did it by sound.
> > Boyfie was her apprentice and he can do this too now.

> That's really impressive!

> --
> Joyce

Boyfie can catch a mouse he cannot see but whether KFC taught him this I
don't know.   Maybe anycat can do it?

No, he learnt it from her.
If she hadn't adopted him and allowed him here I dread to think what might
have happened to him.
He was very lost.  Normally KFC wouldn't allow another cat in her garden,
but she guided him into her house.
Why, I don't know.

He's a lucky boy.

She also taught him how to hunt rodents and birdies (in case you are not
fed)
Tweed