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post #1 of 22
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Stumpy had his teeth removed on Thursday. He needs to eat very mushy canned food until the incisions heal up.

Can everyone help me with canned food brands/flavors that are very mushy in texture? A lot of what they sell is chunks, flakes or slices. He can't eat these right now. I'm looking for something with the texture of like a Science Diet A/D. His least favorite flavors are those with fishy ingredients. He's more of a chicken and turkey boy, but I'll try anything.

And btw, he won't eat baby food.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 22
Natural Balance Chicken & Liver Pate is a very smooth food. The texture is similar to a/d. You can mix a little water in it if it would help.

Good luck with him.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mcat View Post
Natural Balance Chicken & Liver Pate is a very smooth food. The texture is similar to a/d. You can mix a little water in it if it would help.

Good luck with him.
Thanks! Their web site is advertising new flavors that guess what, no longer have any type of flour to them. This does look like something he would like.

I stopped at Petsmart this morning and was stumped on which ones to buy so bought 1 of everything (that wasn't cheapo brands). If I open them and they are chunky, then the other cats will be glad to eat it for him. I didn't see Natural Balance there, but noticed that its carried at Petco. I'll have to stop there tomorrow.

I didn't see a lot of canned foods geared towards seniors. Stumpy is over 12 and probably should go that route once his mouth heals.
post #4 of 22
The Nutro cans are mushy, sort of pate style, and I see no flour in at leat the Ocean Fish and Rice formula. I use Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Adult, but I think they have a senior formula as well. I know that Nutro was involved in the recall, but I think that at least most of the pate style cans were okay.
post #5 of 22
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The Nutro cans are mushy, sort of pate style, and I see no flour in at leat the Ocean Fish and Rice formula. I use Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Adult, but I think they have a senior formula as well. I know that Nutro was involved in the recall, but I think that at least most of the pate style cans were okay.
Cool! I bought 5 different flavors of Nutro Natural Choice today. We'll try those tonight for dinner.
post #6 of 22
I seem to recall Felidae is also mushy.

I use cheapo Friskies and Fancy Feast wet food, I hate to admit, but I split 1 6 oz can 4 ways or 2 3oz cans 2 ways in the morning for my kits - their treat. They won't eat the nice stuff- except for the Natural Balance, which they love too except it's hard to find where I shop (Petco because we do adoption shows there LOL).

If you are looking for cheap mushy food let me know LOL.
post #7 of 22
Wellness canned is also a pate style and has a few that are grain free.
post #8 of 22
Friskies Classic Seafood Entree is a really mushy pate. Same with Friskies Liver & Chicken dinner.

I also bought Avoderm chicken last night and that one is really mushy.

Nutro indoor senior & indoor Chicken cans are a mushy pate too. The Nutro indoor fish flavor was too "dry" of a pate for my guys' taste.

My cats like the wetter, mushy style pates.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by BarbB
I use cheapo Friskies and Fancy Feast wet food, I hate to admit, but I split 1 6 oz can 4 ways or 2 3oz cans 2 ways in the morning for my kits - their treat.
Mine LOVE cheapo Friskies and actually their Special Diet Liver and Chicken is very mushy and that is what I fed him this morning. But if he's to live on this the rest of his life, I've got to find something better quality. I split 2 cans between 10 cats - 3 split 1 can and 7 split the other.


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Originally Posted by katachtig
Wellness canned is also a pate style and has a few that are grain free.
I've found only a very few places in my area that even carry it, and the store closest to me only had the salmon flavor. He's not fond of salmon unfortunately. I hate the fact that I can't get Wellness easily around here.

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Originally Posted by littleraven7726
Friskies Classic Seafood Entree is a really mushy pate. Same with Friskies Liver & Chicken dinner.

I also bought Avoderm chicken last night and that one is really mushy.

Nutro indoor senior & indoor Chicken cans are a mushy pate too. The Nutro indoor fish flavor was too "dry" of a pate for my guys' taste.
Stumpy won't eat Friskies Classic Seafood. He does like the Liver & Chicken but the regular kind (not the special diet) is too grainy right now. I'll have to look for the Avoderm. Bought them some Nutro this morning but Petsmart only had the senior Chicken and Lamb and the Indoor Chicken and Rice. I'll look for the others.

Wow - thanks everyone - keep em coming. I'm making a shopping list.
post #10 of 22
Maybe you can run the chunks through the blender?
post #11 of 22
Merrick is REALLY mushy/runny and according to my clan, very tasty
post #12 of 22
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Maybe you can run the chunks through the blender?
Thanks for reminding me. My food processor bowl cracked the other day. I need to order a new one.

But the blender is a good idea!!
post #13 of 22
I can't believe I forgot...The Authority pate styles tend to be really mushy. I grabbed Catfish flavor last night but haven't opened it yet.

Iams Chicken (the new formula with no by-products) is a mushy pate too. But my guys don't like it.

I was using some Science Diet pate style, but they started putting pork by-products in their cans sometime in the last year. My cats stopped liking it about that time too.
post #14 of 22
Sorry..these are cheapos...mushy - friskies special diet turkey and giblets (lower phos I use this with a crf kitty of mine), even jucier is the friskies turkey and giblets senior diet.
Fancy Feast - tender beef, tender chicken, tender beef and liver, tender chicken and liver

Petsmart's house brand Authority - as I recall I think the beef was ex. mush and soft (check some come with rice, this was a plain - no rice added)
post #15 of 22
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I did buy a few flavors of Authority today so will try those tomorrow. He loves the Friskies Special Diet Turkey and Giblets and that one is the perfect texture for him right now, but I don't want to leave him on that for ever. I'll rotate it for periodic meals. That is my back up meal when I hit a flavor that he doesn't like.

I served him Nutru Chicken Casserole tonight and he seemed to really like it. He gobbled down half a can and we'll feed him a late night snack. He's used to free feeding and he's a little off base getting his meals just 3 times a day.

We've got a sheet of paper with all the flavors we bought today and we're taking notes on every can he tries. I spent $19 on single cans of different brands/flavors. That's a lot of flavors!

The vet is amazed that he is eating at all right now. He's eaten 1-1/2 cans (5-6 oz each) today so far and I think he'll get another half can in before the day is over. I've never done straight canned before with any of my cats and I'm learning here.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
I was using some Science Diet pate style, but they started putting pork by-products in their cans sometime in the last year. My cats stopped liking it about that time too.
Funny you should say this. My Scarlett can sniff out a micron of pork in a big pot of stew. She begs at any meal where there is any amount of pork in it, regardless of how we spiced it. We keep saying that we can't believe they don't sell pork flavored cat food. I'll have to pick up a can for my Scarlett!
post #17 of 22
You can get any kind of chicken/turkey solid canned foods and just add some warm water and mix it till its more mushy
post #18 of 22
Merrick, I've got a can of AvoDerm that's really mushy, Wellness, Twitch who has no teeth has had success with all kinds of shredded, Sheba, Friskies, & one other brand that's excaping me right now...
post #19 of 22
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Twitch who has no teeth has had success with all kinds of shredded, Sheba, Friskies, & one other brand that's excaping me right now...
I'm holding off with the shredded until the incisions heal. I don't want anything getting stuck in his gums right now. The shredded was bothering him before he had his teeth extracted. I just have a 2-3 week hump to get over right now.
post #20 of 22
I feed my new kitten the innova evo and that is really mushy, especially when you open the new can. If you put it in the microwave (after refrigerating) it gets mushy agian. Maybe the evo, or regular innova would be good for your kitty?
post #21 of 22
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Stumpy absolutely adored the Authority Chicken Formula. He ate about 3/4 of a can last night and I put the rest in the fridge with a cover. He could have cared less that it was still cold when I served him the rest of the can this morning. I think the cold is soothing to his gums right now.

He enjoyed the juice from a Fancy Feast, but that one was too flakey for him right now. So the rest of the cats get it for their snack tonight.

The little piggy has already eaten about 1-1/2 cans (5.5 oz) today and we haven't had dinner yet!
post #22 of 22
Wonderful...glad there was an Authority flavor he likes
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