Originally Posted by yiplong
I am in the progress of switch my cat from Meow Mix to Natural Balance. He still clearly prefers Meow Mix. After the switch over is done, I plan to use Meow Mix as cat treat for training and other purposes, (since he doesn't like products marketed specifically as "cat treats"). Would this be effective?
using a dry kibble in place of a treat is a good idea.
However, you should NOT use the dry that you are trying to switch AWAY from, as the cat may stop eating and demand only "treats."
MM dry is one of the lowest quality dry foods out there - as GK said, it's loaded with dye in addition to being loaded with fillers.
I would try to find a higher quality dry to use as a treat and eliminate the MM dry completely once you have switched your kitty off of it.
I am currently mixing Nature's Variety Raw Instinct Lamb kibble in with the dry treats my kitties love, and they are loving it up - and I have zero guilt about giving them their "snackies."