Recently switched my 4-year-old tortie to wet food for the health benefits. I am unfortunately…

Recently switched my 4-year-old tortie to wet food for the health benefits. I am unfortunately a poor college student so I can’t afford feeding her only wet food. She loves the wet food (Soulistic brand) and gets about 3 oz a day. I switched her dry food from Purina to Halo and she has barely touched the Halo in like 2 weeks. I don’t want to starve her or make her eat a dry food she hates, but I want to feed her the healthiest dry food possible to supplement the wet food. Advice?

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Animals will not starve themselves to death. The Halo looks to be a premium product and it is just a matter of getting her convinced she can eat it.  Start mixing it in with the wet food — a little more dry to the wet every few meals.  Offer the food for a short time — 10 to 15 mins — and then pick it up and put it in the frig to offer for her next meal (if she hasn’t eaten it).  Be consistent, offering her food only at a certain time(s) each day.  If she is an indoor… Read more »

Jana Rade
5 years ago

Let’s say that the only reason she’s refusing the food is because she doesn’t find it palatable. If that’s the case, how about mixing the food with some home-made or store bought low-sodium broth?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

actually – cats DO frequently starve themselves to serious illness. cats and dogs are very, very different.