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Old 19-12-2013, 06:57 AM
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Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

This girl normally only eats raw, with dry biscuits as a treat. I need ideas to tempt her to eat after she's been off her food.

So far I've tried: AD, favourite raw, different flavour raw, Fortiflora, Temptations, dry, canned, sardines in tomato sauce.

I will next try: mackerel in tomato sauce, and both fish in spring water.

She won't drink goats' milk and won't eat cottage cheese.

I'll go to the butcher today and get some fresh meat from him which I'll mix with Felini as she normally loves that. Food has been served hot, warm, room temp, cold, pureed, hand fed, force fed, on a plate, in a bowl, high up, low down, in different rooms, in different places, at different times.

Any other ideas?
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Old 19-12-2013, 07:00 AM
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

ooeee my boy loves chicken hearts although they might be a bit rich if she's feeling off , i don't believe my boy has ever had an off day in three years.

is she coming on heat maybe ?

have you tried those lick e lick things? i ve got him some for xmas but im sure he will no doubt love them.

pretend like you don't want her to eat it , like you are eating it and she can't have any

is she interested in playing at the moment ?

i just thought about tying a chunk of meat to a wand string toy and get her prey drive going , crazy but might just work???
could get messy and i hope the neighbours don't see you :0
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

My previous cat that had CRF could usually be tempted with meat or fish paste, human kind from the supermarket that comes in a little jar. Or baby food warmed up a little.
Just make sure neither have garlic or onion in them,
Worth a try?
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

Thrive chicken flavour sprinkled over the top never fails with ours. At least not yet.
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

Extreme treats for mine are Pata Negra, Parmesan cheese, Bacon (grilled) and Ham Hock. The last two are quite salty unfortunately but the Bacon never fails: no need to chop it, just let 'em run off with a whole rasher.
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

Wilbur is not eating properly either at the moment.

But he loves home made chicken broth. So I have been giving him that and he laps that up in no time. I've now started to put shredded chicken in with it and he is eating that.

Have you tried human baby food? I'm not joking. Obviously not forever but for the time being just to get her to eat something.
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Have you tried human baby food? I'm not joking. Obviously not forever but for the time being just to get her to eat something.
American sites often advise trying baby food....but I have never been able to find any in UK that did not contain onions and other vegetables.
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

The most effective tacit I know of is tiny tiny portions. Don't overwhelm with food.

Warm the dish by running hot water over it. Put a tiny amount of food in the dish (smelly wet is best) No more than a teaspoon of food. Stir it around to absorb the heat from the dish.

Using your finger, first offer her a taste/sniff. If she won't taste it, gently smear a small amount of food on kitty's mouth to incite interest. After she licks her lips, offer a little more on your finger. Let her sniff it and lick at it. If she does, either continue to hand feed, or place the dish in front of her.

Remember, SMALL, tiny, portions.

Never leave any food left out lying around in the hopes she will eat it. If a cat is not feeling well, the last thing that's going to help is the constant smell of food in her nostrils.

It would help if you told us why the kitty is not eating.

PS turkey or chicken baby food is good, as mentioned, if you can find any without anything added. No onions, garlic, spices, salt. Just pure meat baby food.
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

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Thrive chicken flavour sprinkled over the top never fails with ours. At least not yet.
Thrive Tuna in our house, April seems to have got wise now as when I put her food down she looks at me to say where is my tuna sprinkles
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Re: Ideas to tempt a cat to eat

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American sites often advise trying baby food....but I have never been able to find any in UK that did not contain onions and other vegetables.
The Hipp organic Squash and Chicken has no onion or onion powder. It does have vegetables and rice but nothing harmful to cats. I'd rather mix some boiled chicken in with this type of baby food so the cat eats than having to force feed her.
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