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post #1 of 19
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Hi - I was wondering whether there are any good-quality wet foods that come in small cans, like Fancy Feast does? My kitty likes FF, but I would like to try some higher-quality brands to see if he likes them. However, he only eats a little bit of wet food at a time, so I would like stuff that comes in small cans, so I don't have to waste a lot of it when the food is no longer good.

Thanks!
post #2 of 19
I don't know how old your kitty is....but Wellness Kitten food comes in small cans. Also, I've seen other brands in small cans..sorry, can't remember their names.....try the cat food internet sites....they may show can sizes.

Hope that helps!
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by maxiecat03 View Post
I don't know how old your kitty is....but Wellness Kitten food comes in small cans. Also, I've seen other brands in small cans..sorry, can't remember their names.....try the cat food internet sites....they may show can sizes.

Hope that helps!
My kitty is about six years old... but good idea about looking things up on the Internet
post #4 of 19
www.petfooddirect.com is a place I've ordered from & had success. Sometimes online stores will list the brands that they can get smaller cans in.

What pet stores do you have locally? Any ideas on brands?

Nutro Max has smaller cans (some are chunks in gravy)
Nutro / Nutro Max has pouches which are I believe 3 oz like the cans
Wellness makes pouches now, too
Tiki Cat comes in small cans (for a big price)
Ummm...I know there are others, just cannot think of them right now.
post #5 of 19
Severino eats the Natural Balance in small cans.
My other cats all eat the TIKI in small cans.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
www.petfooddirect.com is a place I've ordered from & had success. Sometimes online stores will list the brands that they can get smaller cans in.

What pet stores do you have locally? Any ideas on brands?

Nutro Max has smaller cans (some are chunks in gravy)
Nutro / Nutro Max has pouches which are I believe 3 oz like the cans
Wellness makes pouches now, too
Tiki Cat comes in small cans (for a big price)
Ummm...I know there are others, just cannot think of them right now.
Thanks... local stores are pretty much just PetSmart and PetCo. I wouldn't want to order anything online unless I had already tried out a can on Murray, because I would hate to get stuck with a big order and find out he doesn't like it!
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Severino eats the Natural Balance in small cans.
My other cats all eat the TIKI in small cans.
Thanks... will look into 'em.
post #8 of 19
These brands come in a small 2.8 to 3 oz. can - Tikki Cat, Weruva, and Petite Cuisine.
post #9 of 19
You can order individual cans of what Pat suggested from the website in her link.

www.westcoastsupply.com also sells by individual cans/pouches.
post #10 of 19
How often do you feed the wet food? If it's every day but only a small amount at a time, the plastic pet food can lids are great for saving the leftovers. I give my boy 1/3 of a 6 oz can 3 times a day. Just a thought.
Pro Plan also makes the smaller cans, not as high quality as some of the others listed but better than FF.
post #11 of 19
You might also try looking up feed stores in your area online. There is one near me that carries horse, bird, cat etc food and supplies. I have found the best selection of qaulity cat food there.

My cat seems to prefer 'junk' wet food and snubs high qaulity wet foods. If your cat eats any wet food that's a good start. Don't know if you approve of Sheba, but Kitty sometimes gets it as a treat, and it is in small tins. and so is Science Diet. The PetSmart near me offers much more qaulity food than the Petco stores do FYI
post #12 of 19
Our Petsmart has Authority in small cans, which isn't a bad food. Also, Avoderm, which has some that are chunks in gravy. Solid Gold also has small cans, I think Petco carries that.
post #13 of 19
At Petco, you can look for Avoderm, Natural Balance, Castor and Pollux, Wellness and Nutro. At Petsmart, try Avoderm, Nutro, and Authority. All should have 3 ounce versions.
post #14 of 19
Merrick is also available in little cans. They have a variety pack that you can try too.
post #15 of 19
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Hi - thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I tried a can of Wellness out on Murray last night, and at first he wouldn't have anything to do with it, but then he decided he liked it - but only to lick the juice. I also gave him a little bit of a Fancy Feast flavor last night, and he only licked the juice. This morning, he wouldn't even lick the juice. So I think he is done with wet food - the novelty has worn off. :-( This is the same pattern we went through with tuna - at first he would eat it, then he only licked the juice, then he lost interest entirely. So, I guess he is just destined to be a dry-food boy...
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by purrrplej View Post
I guess he is just destined to be a dry-food boy...
Here is some helpful information from Dr Jean...
TCS's latest guest expert.
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=163739

Be sure to click the hot link in her post.
That will take you to her Switching Foods article on her site.

Don't give up on Murray...
armed with knowledge and patience, you will win the wet food challenge.
post #17 of 19
Don't give up so soon. One thing my vet told me is that a little hunger won't hurt them. There are foods my cats are not crazy about. They came to me eating junk food and junk food dry. Granted they were younger than your Murray.
I would switch his dry food to something higher in quality and get his palate used to healthier tastes. Then put a bit of wet with the dry. Don't free feed either.
Cats can be stubborn but if given a chance you can get him on something better. A high quality, grain free dry and then a little wet food. He may never be a complete wet food eater. But it is better for him to get the moisture especially as a male cat.
My newest addition is not crazy about Wellness or EVO but she LOVES LOVES LOVES Weruva. She likes the shreds and chunks. So it could be a texture thing.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
Don't give up so soon. One thing my vet told me is that a little hunger won't hurt them. There are foods my cats are not crazy about. They came to me eating junk food and junk food dry. Granted they were younger than your Murray.
I would switch his dry food to something higher in quality and get his palate used to healthier tastes. Then put a bit of wet with the dry. Don't free feed either.
Cats can be stubborn but if given a chance you can get him on something better. A high quality, grain free dry and then a little wet food. He may never be a complete wet food eater. But it is better for him to get the moisture especially as a male cat.
My newest addition is not crazy about Wellness or EVO but she LOVES LOVES LOVES Weruva. She likes the shreds and chunks. So it could be a texture thing.
I don't think hunger is the problem. When I was trying to feed him the wet food last night, and he was only licking it, he was hungry - after I put the wet food away, he started in on his dry food. I am in the process of switching him to a new dry food - Royal Canin Urinary SO, recommended by my vet. (He's been on Purina One urinary tract health formula, and done OK on it, but my vet doesn't think much of Purina One - nor do many people posting to the cat discussion sites I've joined.) I think Murray just ate some wet food for the first few days because it was something new. But now that the novelty has worn off, it's no good. Just like the days when I gave him tuna. So I don't think it's the texture.

I guess I just don't have the heart to try to "starve" him into eating wet food by withholding dry. (Plus am not sure that would work.)
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by xocats View Post
Here is some helpful information from Dr Jean...
TCS's latest guest expert.
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=163739

Be sure to click the hot link in her post.
That will take you to her Switching Foods article on her site.

Don't give up on Murray...
armed with knowledge and patience, you will win the wet food challenge.
I don't know, I just think he is too stubborn. As long as he is healthy in his current routine, I don't really want to mess with it. For a short while there, it looked like I could incorporate some wet food into that routine, but now that it's no longer "new," he is just tired of it.
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