Cats with special dietary needs / quirky eating habits ...

@Erinlpx (179)
United States
April 9, 2007 11:09am CST
Do you have a cat with strange eating habits? My husband's cat - well, my cat too I guess now :0) suffered a severe infection as a kitten, and as a result has been one this one type of food his entire life. This makes me feel sad for him, because he LOVES fish and meat, but doesn't get to have these treats too often. He begs like a dog when we're having dinner - but if we are having meat with a sauce or something similar, he cannot have a little bit. Occasionally he is allowed a small piece of plain lunch meat, or a little bit of plain tuna. He licks our plates if we aren't careful, and then throws up. Even just his own food, he throws up. He's quite old now, but it's so sad to see. Do your cats like to eat any strange foods, or have special diets? Finnegan will eat anything he can get his mouth on, so we have to be very careful. Even if I'm cutting cheese or vegetables, he will beg!
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@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
9 Apr 07
We have a cat that cannot eat raw hamburger. She throws up everytime. Any other kind of raw meat is okay and doesn't seem to bother her. Usually when I'm making hamburgers or meatloaf or whatever the cats beg at my feet. I usually toss them a small bite. I have to shoo her off though. I don't want to be cleaning up after her!
@Erinlpx (179)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I know just what you mean. It's so frustrating isn't it, when they are begging for something they aren't allowed to have? It makes me feel like I'm so mean!