I don't normally give Persia cat treats. She's been on prescription
food (for various reasons) for many years and her first vet said no,
don't give her store-bought treats.
But she's much older now (15? 16? anyone's guess). I always did give
her a can of Fancy Feast as a treat on *Sunday*. Since she was
diagnosed with early stage renal failure I give her canned food twice a
day to help keep her hydrated. Well, she started getting finicky about
the canned Friskies so I bought FF and Sheba instead.
Here's where I made my mistake. My neighbor (owned by Schwarzie) was
given some cat treats. She didn't think Schwartzie liked them. She
found out later she was wrong after he gave them some quiet
consideration. :) Anyway, she gave me two pouches of cat treats. I
felt it only polite to accept and thanked her, even though I'd never
really fed Persia cat treats.
But then Persia started turning up her nose at the canned Friskies. So
I put a couple of cat treats in it to tempt her. Oooh! She went after
the treats and in the process ate the food, too. But now she won't eat
*any* gooshy food (Sheba, FF) unless I hide a treat in it somewhere. Uh
oh! Yes, I've created a monster.
Just a few treats, that's all it took to get her hooked. No treat in
the food and she yells like a kid at the checkout stand whose mother
just said, "no candy".
Naturally, I'll have to buy more cat treats when these run out. :)