Originally Posted by Firecat
I've switched him to wet food, he seems to like both wet and dry, and at first turned his nose up at the wet food.
But he still needs me to put him in front of his food. I'll have to talk to the vet about this.
By the by, whats the best grocery brand wet food for cats? I can't always afford to get wellness for him and he seems to like the Fancy Feast.
Aaaah! That's because he was probably used to eating dry before. It's always best to switch them over slowly so they can get used to the new food, taste, smell, texture, and also their systems need to adapt to it as they digest it differently
You might want to continue giving him the dry for now. Try adding a dime-sized
piece of the wet cut into tiny little pieces and add it in to his dry food. This will give him a chance to get used to the smell and texture.
See if he eats it up with the dry. If he does great! Then you can slowly
increase the amount you add to the dry.
If he doesn't, ie, if he eats the dry but leaves the wet behind, don't force him to eat it, or else he could develop food aversion and then you have a big problem on your hands. However, don't leave the wet in the dry more than 20 mins. after he has finished eating. You don't want the dry food to get wet, because then it could develop harmful bacteria.
Here is a link that explains it all well:http://www.catinfo.org/#My_Cat_is_Do...ne_on_Dry_Food
Kudos to you for wanting to give your kitten canned food
it is soooo much better for them! Please keep us posted!