picky or not picky

Hannah HatcherHannah Hatcher BartlettMember Posts: 11
edited 16 July, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
My cat is very picky and she eats something different each day. But we just can't seem to find the pattern, and she won't eat if its not the right thing. But most of the time it's hard food and she will pick out a some and leave the other kind. Why is that??? :-#


  • Emma MendiolaEmma Mendiola Suisun CityMember Posts: 59
    edited 14 July, 2007
    Zelda used to be a very picky eater. She still is in some ways, but not nearly as bad as when she was a bit younger. One thing that has always worked for me is hand feeding. It is a bit of a pain at times, but at least I know she's eating. If she's a bit under the weather or in one of her moods and won't eat, I feed her by hand and she seems to really enjoy that and eats everything I offer her. Zelda, too, is very much a princess and sometimes insists on being treated as such. FYI, I feed my cats both wet and dry food, and the dry food is a mixture of 3-4 different varieties. She still leaves some of it behind sometimes, but not enough of it for me to be concerned. If you can't hand feed, then maybe try to offer a variety of foods she likes in every sitting. You also might want to call your vet. I don't have a whole lot of experience with cats (I've only had mine for ~ 2 years), but maybe she's not feeling up to snuff. Some cats wont eat at all if they're sick. Good luck with the picky eater.
  • Karolyn WcisloKarolyn Wcislo Easton, PAMember Posts: 7,551
    edited 16 July, 2007
    I used to be, but lately I have been gettin gmore interested in other food. Mom noticed i would want what the dogs were getting, so she got me some new foods (Wellness grain free canned) and I love it. I have also eaten a few NV Raw medallions and really liked them as well... Weird how i switched my attitude :)
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