Are my cats addicted to carby grains?
August 10, 2011 10:56 PM Subscribe
Should I force my cats to switch to the healthier food or let them continue eating the not-so-great stuff they seem to prefer?
posted by addelburgh to Pets & Animals (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So yesterday I went into the local pet store on a whim and grabbed a couple bags of some of the grain-free award winning "biologically appropriate" sustainable and regional high protein low carb naturally ph balanced (I could go on and on) cat food. This stuff looks like it should be great, right?
But my cats have been living off the not so awesome grocery store pet-isle foods for so long that they're turning up their noses at this healthy stuff.
They have barely touched their new food.
Is there a proper way to introduce the new food? Mix it with the old crappy stuff? I've just shoved out a bowl of each of the new ones so they'd have a choice of which they'd like best (but it's looking like the answer is neither).
Should I just let them continue living off of the less than stellar stuff they prefer? Or should I make them make the change?