Ok, so we just added a cat to our family two weeks ago named Sweetpea. We already had a cat, a cornish rex named Bijou. I'm having a bit of a problem with feeding them. Sweetpea will not eat dry food at all. I talked to her previous owner (my SIL) and she said that she tried all different kinds and Sweetpea would rather just have wet. I always free fed Bijou dry, but have come to realize that she needs wet food too. I have to feed Sweetpea in a seperate location when I give them their wet food in the morning or Bijou will steal hers. Bijou LOVES the wet food and she also loves her dry. Heck, she just loves to eat, period. I give Sweetpea as much wet as she will eat because for one she is skinny as can be, and also I haven't seen her drink even once. Meanwhile Bijou gets just a little bit, which she snarfs up as fast as possible, and she gobbles her dry too. She is becoming a little butterball and I'm getting worried. She is supposed to be on perscription food for her teeth, so I really don't want to take her off the dry. Sweetpea has gained maybe a little weight, but not much. But then again, it's only been two weeks. I guess my question is, is there a way to "entice" Sweetpea to eat dry food? Or drink water? Also, are there any low cal wet foods that I can feed Bijou? I can't take away the wet food now that she has had it. She wouldn't understand why Sweetpea gets it and not her. I've never tried anything for wet but what my grocery carries because for the past nine years, Bijou has been on dry. I now realize that she really needs some wet food but her weight gain has me worried. Should I doll out her dry each day so that Bijou doesn't overeat? But if I do that, when I'm at work she WILL eat Sweetpeas share. What should I do? Need some help here!
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9/17/06 at 7:13pm