Fussy eater?

Omagh, Northern Ireland
February 15, 2009 8:35pm CST
How fussy an eater is Your cat? Does (S)he prefer dry or wet food? Do they have Any unusual likes or dislikes? Thanks for responses!
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@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
16 Feb 09
We have four cats, one male and three females. The truth is, only two really belong to us, the male and one female. The other two females belong to our neighbor, but have decided to take up residence with us. Our neighbor is all right with that because she knows we will take good care of her cats. When it comes to eating, they all get tired of the food we feed them, so we have to switch out every now and then. We used to give them wet, but so much of it ended up being food for the wildlife or the neighborhood dogs, that we decided to stop buying it. When they get hungry they will eat no matter what we put out for them.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
Good to hear the neighbour's cats feel welcome enough to drop in at mealtimesThat's maybe something for another discussion...how easy is it to introduce another cat to a house with one already in residence? watch this space..My Fiancee has a cat too,and they've yet to Meet..do Your neighbourly cats stay over too,or go back home at night? and You don't get any of them throwing up food after a change of diet?
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
18 Feb 09
They stay at night. One of them has been with us since she was a kitten, but her sister came this summer when our neighbor got a dog. She refuses to leave the house. When it comes to a change in diet, so far it's been okay.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
27 Sep 09
Unfortunately,the meeting of our 2 cats isn't going to happen..Mine developed a tumour of sorts and passed away recently
@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Our cat says she likes milk and bread... She can be a fussy eater at the best of times, lol... she enjoys her food though... and the dogs food... and our food.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
When still a Kitten,I came home one time to find he'd managed to eat most of a large bread roll!
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@SomeCowgirl (32264)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Lol, that had to be adorable...
@snowy22315 (66755)
• United States
16 Feb 09
My cat tends to prefer dry food. He is not really a fussy eater that much as long as the good is fresh, if the food is not fresn we tend to have aproblem. He will go around meowing until there is fresh fod in his dish. I like that is be able to eat this and like it. Dry food is cheaper.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
Mine is usually quite happy with dry food,but after him having a tooth out a couple of weeks ago,the Vet recommended soft food for a while..finding one He'd tolerate was fun....
• United States
16 Feb 09
we actually only got my cat when he was 5 so his eating habits were already down pat in him. His previous owner was an avid cat lover and was moving so she had to get rid of all of her cats but one. My cat will only eat cat food and treats. He wants nothing to do with table food. Which is great for him. Keeps him healthy. So far he is about 13 and shows no signs of aging.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
Mine turned up on the doorstep one year after Christmas..He's been making things interesting for me for 6 years now!
• United States
16 Feb 09
Lightening prefers dry food. She's very picky about how it is put out though. I had to end up buying her a flat plate because she refused to eat out of a bowel. She'd knock over her food and then eat. However, now she refuses to eat anything she's knocked on the floor!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
I can't go into the kitchen and open a can of beans or anything else for myself without suddenly gaining an attentive furry shadow..He thinks everything in a can is his
16 Feb 09
My cat is a very fussy eater. She will only eat two different brands of food, the most expensive brands I might add. She does eat some dry food but not very often. She rarely eats my food but she absolutely adores ham slices, she could eat several packets of ham if I let her. I have tried giving her cheaper brands of food but she will sniff her bowl and walk off snobbishly and sulk in a corner until I give her the brand she likes.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
I wish I could get mine to alternate between 2 foods! He likes ham too,and a litle rare steak sometimes...
• United States
16 Feb 09
my cat will eat just about anything if you let him. The bad thing is that if he eats anything but cat food alot of times he pukes it back up. ew and gross! So we try to keep him away from things that make him sick.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Feb 09
That's the problem I have with mine..He'll try something,seems fine afterwards,then a bit later I'll hear this yowl that I've come to realise means "I'm gonna barf!" Time to let him outside..I'll buy him good quality foods,but making a change when his usual thing's not available,or after I've had to leave him with the cattery while I'm gone for a while,sometimes he's gone off what he was eating before..
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Our cat back home is really a fussy eater. He does not know how to eat fish properly unlike the neighbors cat that i see even eats the whole fish bone and nothing is left, even rice they do eat. This cat we have as we can see him choking on a piece of fish meat, oh my. i said are you a cat? or pretending only to be a cat. Heheh, so what we did, we bought him some whiskas to eat. And since it is crunchy, you can hear it when he eats it, he likes it. So maybe this cat only likes to eat dry foods. Very choosy too since he also don't eat much of meat that we give him or food left on the table.
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@marepo (113)
• Italy
17 Feb 09
I have four cats ,one male and three females,same time while we are eating my children launch under to the table a piece of ham,or of chicken of our lunch but they prefer the croccantinis
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• United States
17 Feb 09
I have 2 cats and they always eat dry cat food, They are never interested in people food and they don't really care for wet food either. I think they are not fussy because ever since they were kittens I only offered them dry cat food so they had no choice. They seem to be used to it now I think I am lucky. I have offered wet food recently and I even opened up a can of tuna up just for them and they turned their noses up to it, go figure! Another bonus for me is that they are not picky about the brand at all I just buy any cat food that is on sale or one that I have a coupon for and they are happy and healthy.
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
16 Feb 09
both my current cat is a fussy eater and so was my late cat. my late dogs will eat anything. my cat only want their food, what they are used to, the can and dry food.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
16 Feb 09
HELLO MY CATS AREN'T FUSSY. I feed them a urinary care formula and they are used to it.. they also get fresh cooked meats and cheese each day. xoxoxoxoxo
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@sammy009 (259)
• United States
16 Feb 09
HI. I have a cat named Buttons and she will only eat Meow Mix dry cat food, she will not eat anything else, not even human. I tried even tuna fish and she smelled it and walked away and ate her meow mix.
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