When I got Chester from the shelter the information sheet on him said that he was fed â€œcat chowâ€. I have no idea what he was eating at the shelter.
On the way home we stopped at the pet store and my niece, who was doing the shopping, got Purina Cat Chow â€˜indoor formulaâ€. This surprised me since she is the one who is into natural foods and is a semi vegetarian.
Luckily Chester likes the cat chow. He does not like any people food other than cheerios and only if they are wet with milk. This is the first cat that I have had that does not respond to the can opener or the cheese wrapper.
He is also very tall and skinny. Iâ€™ve never had such a skinny cat. He does have a good coat and never does stinky things in or out of the box.
I free feed (a full dish may last three days) and this has not been a problem. (My niece says her cats would eat the whole thing all at once.)
One other thing
just thought of it as he just came into the room looking for treats. He loves cat treats! I give him the moist treats because I think he gets enough dry food. I think he would eat the whole jar if I let him.
Getting back to my confusion
sine I have been following the boards here I started to think that maybe I should feed him better food.
The only problem with this is I have no idea what to buy and I am semi disabled and have my groceries delivered. So my selection is limited to say the least. However, this week I found that the place I order from does carry Iams but only the â€œadult weight managementâ€™ formula. But since I donâ€™t always get what I order I gave it a try thinking they would substitute the regular formula if that all they have.
My only other option is to get it myself at the pet store when I go to buy cat litter. Since itâ€™s a major chore to get the litter I was hoping that I can order the food with the groceries and save myself the hassle.
Now I have an 8 pound bag of Iams adult weight control formula. My guess is itâ€™s about the same as indoor formula. The ingredients read better than the cat chow. Now I am worried that he wonâ€™t eat it. I am also worried that itâ€™s not the right choice since he was doing ok on the other stuff. Like I said I get so confused some times.
Iâ€™ve started mixing a little of the Iams with the cat chow to gradually switch him over. When I dumped the stuff in he made a mad dash to the dish but didnâ€™t touch it. This is not unusual since he does this normally.
He has been nibbling on it but my luck he is eating just the cat chow. I will probably find the Iams left at the bottom of the dish. Either that or I will find a horrible surprise in the litter box tomorrow!