Both my cats are SUPER picky eaters I've wasted so much money that I don't have. Any advice to get them to eat what I buy?
Hi Mandy, a couple of things come to mind here.
Firstly, are your cats indoor cats? If not, could they be hunting birds or being fed by neighbors? If they’re eating elsewhere they’re less likely to be interested in food at home. How old are they and how are their teeth? Sometimes an underlying problem for example kidney disease or painful teeth can affect a cat’s enthusiasm to eat. Some cats with a gastrointestinal problem such as inflammatory bowel disease have picky appetites and perhaps a hypoallergenic diet may help. What’s their body condition like? Cats that don’t appear to eat much but are still healthy and in good body condition are likely to be getting enough nutrients, even though it may not appear they’re eating much.
If none of these suggestions resonate with you then it may be worth chatting to your vet about having some tests done to see if there are any underlying health issues that may be affecting their appetite. A last resort is to try a home cooked menu but you’d need to have a chat to a nutrition service to make sure their diet was balanced, and it would be less convenient for you. | 08.04.16 @ 13:20