changing tastes??

Pamela HaneyPamela Haney Old ForgeMember Posts: 893
edited 17 July, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
Hey Pawrents, Mom here and I have an odd question. I was feeding my critters meow mix about a year ago until I became educated about ingredients in cat food and the whole 'what-not'. I spent hours in all the stores researching and reading labels and we settled on Blue Buffalo. I was thrilled because all 4 cats liked it and it was good for them. I have noticed over the last few weeks Pepper and Winter have been asking for a lot more treats. A LOT more... and it seems they have been eating less and less of the BB. I have not been giving them more treats even though they sit at the cabinet and howl for them... its not good for them to have lots, but I still see them snubbing the BB. Has anyone experienced having a cats whose tastes have changed? Could it be that the recipe was changed? I know the food is fresh - we just bought a brand new bag so I'm kinda at a loss...


  • Alana RobertsAlana Roberts BrooklynMember Posts: 758
    edited 16 July, 2007
    Cats go through phases of what they like and what they don't try a different flavor of the food if it's available or try switching brands some recommend kitties switch brands every 6 months to keep them interested but it depends on your kitties!
  • Nanaho SawanoNanaho Sawano Member Posts: 108
    edited 17 July, 2007
    I hope you can first rule out possible medical issues for their lack of appetite. But if you have: I definitely have changing tastes... Back in the pre-recall days, I went from Pet Promise to Natural Balance to Nature's Variety kibble. And I HATED wet food. Since then, I've started to tire a bit of Nature's Variety kibble and have developed more of a hankering for Timberwolf Serengeti and Evo kibbles. Also, while I still hate most wet food, I will now eat Solid Gold Blended Tuna. _I_ don't think anything is wrong with that!
  • Pamela HaneyPamela Haney Old ForgeMember Posts: 893
    edited 17 July, 2007
    My first thought was that they were sick because its not like these two to snub food... but they seem fine. Active and happy as ever. No fevers either. I do see them eating the food once in a while, but I see them eating less of it and begging for more other food (i.e. people food, canned food, treats...) When I give them canned food they gobble it down like mad cats. I can also tell they are not eating as much kibble because the food bowl is not being emptied as quickly as usual. I think I will just try something else and see how they like it...
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