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Hobbs' new wet food....(update)

post #1 of 18
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A few weeks ago I posted that Hobbs would no longer eat his wet food. He would just lick the gravy and walk away. Many of you helpfully gave suggestions, and I tried just about every one. He snootily walked away from almost all of them. FINALLY.....I found three types of food that he seems to really like. All are Fancy Feast>>> chicken florentine with garden greens, turkey florentine with garden greens, and the shredded beef dinner with gravy. He barely comes up for air when he is having them. I wished he liked one of the more "healthy" cat foods out there, but I guess I'll settle for this, and also his dry. So if anybody else is having trouble with a picky furball, maybe this will help.
post #2 of 18
My vet says when a cat won't eat try fancy feast. They all seem to go for it. How old is your kitty?
post #3 of 18
That doesn't surprise me. For some reason, just about all cats love Fancy Feast. As long as you're also feeding a good quality dry food, you shouldn't run into any nutritional problems, and maybe Hobbes will get back into the habit of eating wet with the help of Fancy Feast.
post #4 of 18
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Yep its a relief that he is eating something. H finshes a can in about 15 minutes in total time, eats, takes a break eats takes a break etc. He gets Iam's dry which is ok I guess. I even tried changing his dry to soemthing a little better but he put his nose up to that as well.

And for crazyforinfo Hobbs is 6.
post #5 of 18
Cats are so stubborn. What are you suppose to do when you buy food for your cat to try and he doesn't like it? I'm going through that right now, it's very frustrating and expensive. I buy can after can of wet, which he used to eat, no turns up his nose to them all, yes even Fancy Feast. He's eating the dry food, but he doesn't seem happy about it. What is Nutro food? Something that I can get at a PetCo? I wish they sold smalled bags of food so that it wouldn't go to waste if my cat wasn't interested.
post #6 of 18
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I wish they sold smalled bags of food so that it wouldn't go to waste if my cat wasn't interested.
Don't "waste" it; donate it to a shelter. I guess I have been lucky and my cats aren't horribly picky. They will eat just about anything I put down for them. Found out some of the aren't crazy about duck though. I think some people (not necessarily you) give up too quickly. They panic if their cat doesn't eat the new food at the first try. I think a lot of times if people will let their cat get a little hungry they may find that their cat will be more willing to eat what they get fed.
post #7 of 18
Oh, good idea to donate it to a shelter, I didn't even think about that. The canned that he didn't like has been taking it and giving it to his poodle. His poodle is very old, no teeth, very skinny and shoot he figures it's better than her not eating at all and it works for me. You are right, at first I WAS giving up to early. Now he is eating the dry food at least, although I haven't seen him eat any of it today. I also think I worry about it too much. The dermatologist told me that some cats are really picky and they'll make themselves sick from not eating because they don't like the food or whatever, so now I watch everytime he eats, like I'm the mother of a child that is anorexic and i'm making sure he's eating. Hee hee, first time mom here, I'm sure my cat is like every other cat.
post #8 of 18
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Cats are so stubborn. What are you suppose to do when you buy food for your cat to try and he doesn't like it? I'm going through that right now, it's very frustrating and expensive. I buy can after can of wet, which he used to eat, no turns up his nose to them all, yes even Fancy Feast. He's eating the dry food, but he doesn't seem happy about it. What is Nutro food? Something that I can get at a PetCo? I wish they sold smalled bags of food so that it wouldn't go to waste if my cat wasn't interested.
You should be able to get Nutro (wet and dry) at your local Petco. Have you checked out online suppliers to see if they offer "sample packages"? Many of them do in my neck of the woods. Usually they're a few cans of different brands, plus small packets (200 g.) of dry foods.
post #9 of 18
The sampler packs are a great idea. I've ordered many from different online suppliers. Usually it costs about $5.00 for a good variety.

I finally got mine away from Friskies because my one porker tended to not eat the good dry and only eat the Friskies wet, (A lot of it!).

When you try new foods are you mixing them in with the old foods and doing a slow introduction? Usually you can ease new ones in that way fairly easy.
post #10 of 18
what do you mean online suppliers? You don't mean the company itself do you? I'm still looking. Thanks for all your great tips!!!
post #11 of 18
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what do you mean online suppliers? You don't mean the company itself do you? I'm still looking. Thanks for all your great tips!!!
You can call Nutro and request samples. 1-800-833-5330

Many companies will send you samples if you call/write them and ask.
post #12 of 18
Really? That's awesome. I'm going to do that. Thank you so much!
post #13 of 18
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Really? That's awesome. I'm going to do that. Thank you so much!
I see you're in Arizona, are you near Mesa?
post #14 of 18
Flint River Ranch sells or gives sample packs. I used to get them from The Cat Connection too, but the link for samples on their site isn't working right now.

If you google for cat food samples you will probably find lots of links where you can get them for little to nothing.
post #15 of 18
Fancy Feast itself seems so addicting, but those new ones... My Twitch knows she gets one can a week & boy....she is sooo begging for food everytime the "FF Day" rolls around....
post #16 of 18
pretty close to mesa, I'm a little east of Mesa.
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pretty close to mesa, I'm a little east of Mesa.
Ok, I asked because there's a store on McKellips called Bark Avenue Pet Supply. The last time I went in there they had free samples of some of the brands they carry. They carry a lot of the better quality pet foods.
post #18 of 18
Thanks, I'll check them out!!
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