Originally Posted by catlover7731
He is a picky eater but I do feed canned in the morning and night and free feed dry during the day and night. I feed him right now Innova canned and am waithing for Active life to be sold again. The dry , that I was talking about is california natural, he loves dry but I know it is not as good as canned.
If he eats canned in the morning and evening, and free feeds dry, then I wouldn't worry so much whether he LIKES the dry. He WILL eat it if hungry enough.
I feed my kittens in exactly the same way. Their main food is the canned. I would take them completely off the dry food, but I'm afraid that they wouldn't eat anything at all if I'm gone for a day or two, and not able to feed them on schedule. I leave the dry food out so that they're used to having it around as backup food. They don't eat much of it at all, and that's fine. Right now I feed them a variety of canned foods (so far they aren't picky), until I have done enough research to switch them to a properly supplemented raw diet, with a premium dry food as backup.
I am of the high-protein camp as far as feeding carnivores. If a homemade raw diet isn't feasible for you, a premium canned food is a preferable alternative to the carb-laden kibbles that are out there.