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Reheating wet food with bits of dry

post #1 of 12
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Is it safe?

My cats are finicky with their wet food. Only love natural balance but i'm trying to transition them out since the possible mold situation. With non nb food, i sometimes have to throw in some kibble to induce them to eat the wet. Sometimes that doesn't work and they only eat half the food. I cover and refrigerate right away. Is it safe for me to heat it and feed the wet with bits of kibble at a later time?
post #2 of 12
I wouldn't. Since they are being finicky I would just offer smaller portions to begin with so that you dont' have to reheat. If they eat what you offer you can always offer more.

Leslie
post #3 of 12
I reheat quite frequently, but not with kibbles in it... I hear that once the kibbles are wet they are a great medium to harbor bacteria, and should be disposed after 30 minutes; so I wouldn't reheat with kibbles in it.
Can you instead transitioning wets by mixing NB into the new one, instead of kibbles?
post #4 of 12
I don't reheat food. I just mix very hot water in it and stir it up and its room temps. Then add in the dry crunchies.
post #5 of 12
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I've been transitioning by adding in other wet foods the last 4 or 5 days. Unfortunately, unless it's 100% NB, they will not not finish the food. When it's NB, they clean up the plate. I'm worried that they're not eating enough of the wet because I do not want to give them too much dry. I'm trying to get them to eat wet as their two main meals and only have a bit of dry as snacks. I do not want to wean them off of dry 100% because they are only feed wet once daily when I travel.
post #6 of 12
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Golden, that's what I do too. But this morning, the cats only ate about 50% of the wet (and only after I dropped some kibble in, initially, they wouldn't even eat the wet food). So I put the remainder of the food in the fridge.

Was hoping to serve it evening, but I'll go home and chuck it. With the finickiness and the NB tainted food situation, I'm throwing out a lot of food! Maybe I should just go get them the junky stuff and be done with it...
post #7 of 12
I have to say, I've never owned a picky or finicky cat when it comes to eating. Mine have pretty much eaten anything you put in front of them (canned wise). Except for a few types (they hate the gravy ones), I stick to beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, venison and duck.

I give them a new can each evening (split one can for 3 cats), so they are not picky about eating.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Just checked again, CA Natural Chicken has herring in it. That could be the dealbreaker. The smell puts them off. As soon as they sniff it, they don't want it. For one, if she's hungry enough and I spoon it, she'll eat. The other needs kibble and even then it's not enough to get her to finish her plate.
post #9 of 12
I've found that the less I stress about them eating wet food the more they consume. When I started feeding wet on a regular basis Jack wouldn't eat more than .5 an ounce at a sitting. I just started feeding more often but now he'll eat 1.5 in a sitting so I offer to wet feedings a day and a small dry feeding. They get 3 ounces of wet and 1/8 a cup dry.

Leslie
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jack31 View Post
I wouldn't. Since they are being finicky I would just offer smaller portions to begin with so that you dont' have to reheat. If they eat what you offer you can always offer more.

Leslie
That's a good idea and something I need to do too. What is it with kitties not savoring that delicious soft moist smelly stuff?? Gigi would rather have kibble too, but I know that it is important for her to have the canned! I too am feeding NB canned (with Professional kitten kibble at the moment). I find myself having to mix a bit of kibble in and also reheating. I fret over her not getting enough to eat!
post #11 of 12
OH CRAP (sorry)..looks like I need to catch up on the NB situation!!?? Tainted?? Yikes!!!!!!
post #12 of 12
My little 4 yr old female, whom I adopted from humane society, ate dry when I first got her. Then all of a sudden she started to gobble it up and not chew it and then she would throw it all up. I switched her to canned and she is very happy. I get only the patte type, if it has chunks in it, she will swallow them whole and then throw it up. But the patte she keeps down. What she doesn't eat, I put in the fridge in a zip lock bag and when she is hungry again I get it out. She eats what she wants. I do not keep it over night.
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