Originally Posted by HomeLess
I went out and got a bag of Wellness CORE Monday and I mixed 1 ounce with her dad's cat food. Not very much, I filled her entire bowl so she could eat as she pleased. I mixed both dry then put It In, well you can tell which Is which lol (dad's Is a bright red color). So I was In the kitchen making a sandwhich and watching her eat, she keeps picking threw to get to the wellness. Is this normal when first switching to a new brand? If she doesn't eat the dad's could she get sick? Should I mix some wet/canned food In with the dads to make it more attractive to her, I'm afraid she wont eat the Dad's any more and I dont want to switch her right away. Yet I cant force her to eat both brands?? What should I do, should I ignore It and see if when she runs out If she'll eat dads, or add something to her dish.
If your kitty is eating the Wellness Core and leaving the Dad's behind, it's a good indication that she likes the Wellness much better than the Dad's, which is a good thing! So please don't try to force her to eat the Dad's if she doesn't want it, let her eat the Wellness.
The Wellness Core is very high in proteins and grain free, which is what your kitty probably likes. In fact, eating the Wellness will go a long ways towards improving your cat's health!
If your cat continues to eat the Dad's it could, in the long run, make her sick. The ingredients in the Dad's are horrible, to say the least. Just the first four ingredients alone are the worst!
Ground Yellow Corn, (straight sugar causes feline diabetes)
Chicken By-Product Meal, (Even on premium brands, you will notice one of the major ingredients listed is "by-products" of some sort. By-products are basically defined as "parts other than meat." These may include internal organs not commonly eaten by humans, such as lungs, spleens, and intestines, other parts such as cow udders and uteri, and in the case of poultry by-products, heads, beaks and feet. By-products must be from "freshly slaughtered" animals, although there is some question as to how fresh they really are by the time they reach the pet food manufacturer.)
Corn Gluten Meal, (more sugar)
Check out this link for more information on cat food:http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...=show&item=004
I think you have done a good thing by giving her the Wellness. Stick with it and don't feed her the Dad's anymore, that stuff should go straight into the garbage!
And do make sure she is drinking plenty of water.