Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs Brought to you by Itchmo: Essential news, humor and info for cats, dogs and pet owners.
June 16, 2019, 06:57:52 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Go To Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.


Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Happy dance for soft food, but then won't eat it??  (Read 8188 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
wicked fate
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 460



WWW
« on: August 01, 2009, 05:35:12 PM »

I haven't talked much about Kallisto here with everything that happened with Angelus and all, but Kallisto is our very strange 7 yr old DMH princess. She's always generally been healthy, and I never had to worry about her much. She's been on a kibble diet since we've had her, and after all the research I did for Angelus, I'd like to get her at least eating some wet food. She used to eat a bit before we got Angelus, but afterwards, she'd take a sniff at wet food, and make a gagging motion. Every time.
Now, I've attempted to get her to try again. We've discovered that she likes salmon, as she goes nuts over her freeze dried treats, so I bought a couple different kinds of salmon wet food. When you give it to her, she gets all excited, dances around my legs, meows happily, then sniffs the food, and walks away. No more gagging, but she won't eat it either, even though she seems excited about it. She has tried a bit of the Wellness Salmon and Tuna pouches we've given her, but today I tried some B.G salmon, and it's the same thing, happy dance, then nothing.
Has anyone else experienced this type of behavior.
Logged

Rest in peace my sweet baby boy Angelus...now you can heal and be your tabby self...angeluscat.wordpress.com
tesla
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2260


« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 06:43:30 PM »

Yes, my PITA girl has a tendency to get all excited about several types of food I introduce to her, then she smells it and decides to try to "bury" it.  Very frustrating.  She is also a big kibble eater, I have worked very hard trying to get her away from it.  She will only eat tuna fish-(sometimes) and a some types of FF.  Homemade is out of the question even though she acts like she can hardly wait to try it, she will inevitably try to "bury" it once it's in her face Undecided.  What can I say?  Very silly girl!
Logged
wicked fate
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 460



WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 07:04:18 PM »

OMG, yes! I forgot about the "bury" thing. She does that bit too. If she happens to find a sock or something around, she'll even use that.  Cheesy
Logged

Rest in peace my sweet baby boy Angelus...now you can heal and be your tabby self...angeluscat.wordpress.com
August
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6064



« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 07:19:27 PM »

LOL.  Hate that.

Say, have you tried crumbling some freeze-dried salmon over of the wet food?  That might trick/satisfy her.   Wink
Logged

Larges born 5/07
Sunday born prob 5/09
Tinies born 3/10
wicked fate
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 460



WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 07:50:15 PM »

Yes I have. Doesn't seem to make a difference. She might decide to eat a bit about 3 hours after I put it out, or not. Depends on her princess mood.  Grin
Logged

Rest in peace my sweet baby boy Angelus...now you can heal and be your tabby self...angeluscat.wordpress.com
alek0
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3247


« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2009, 09:13:00 PM »

In my experience, freeze dried chicken is a lot more effective in getting them to eat than freeze dried salmon, no matter how much they love freeze-dried salmon treats alone.
Logged
catbird
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9410


Never underestimate the power of crazy cat ladies!


WWW
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 06:18:03 AM »

Kallisto sounds very much like my Cameo and Phantom (little stinkers about wet food, including homemade).  They do the same things, including the cover-up with any nearby object--sofa pillow, throw rug, piece of paper... Roll Eyes  If you ever figure out the secret with these cats, let me know!  Cameo isn't even enticed by tasty toppers.  Phantom will sometimes eat a little if it has crumbled freeze-dried chicken on it, but then barfs it.
Logged

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer--Paula Poundstone
Meowli
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2992


Oscar


« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 03:34:49 PM »

Two of my "Little Princes" often act the same way depending on their royal moods and which flavor suits their fancy that day. I have to scramble to take up the dishes after they leave so the third "Little Prince" - who would eat till he fell over - does not get everybody's leftover food on top of his own. 
I guess acting weird at mealtimes is a cat thing, Probably  just normal behavior for them - they like to drive their Meowmies and Daddies crazy..

Meowli
Logged
Offy
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 285


« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 04:19:02 PM »

Persistence with a lot of aid from Bonita flakes and the fines from Halo freeze dried chicken.

July 6th Miss Kitty celebrated 3 years of being my adopted furkid by eating all but the last inch of a raw chicken breast tenderloin ( the whole strip, washed & not cut up at all)

This is a cat that only ate kibble when I got her. It took a year to get her to eat wet. It also took a very long time for her to be a lap cat too.. once she started there was no holding back. Her not being a lap cat is why I got Ling; Ling not being a lap cat is why I got Geneva (rb), after Geneva came Scooter who also wasn't much for being a lap cat, and now there's 5 ROFL. 

When I got MK, she would eat KFC chicken, knew food came from the frig (all tho nothing pleased her palate), liked pork chops - rejected my home cooking & rejected virtually everything "wet". She'd lick juice off wet but not eat it. My trials & tribulations & months of frustration are here at Itchmo LOL.

Now, if I give her wet, she asks where's desert?  If I give her kibble, she asks where's food? She eats boiled chicken, shoulder roast with rice carrots & potatoes, and to my surprise picked her own party food of raw chicken.  Took to that chicken tenderloin like a duck to water.

Give the pita time and keep trying. One day you'll forget how hard it was until another's quest brings back the memories Smiley





Logged

"If the pet food does not perform in the consumer's hands, then all of the advertising on earth will not be persuasive." Dr. R. Glenn Brown. Canadian Veterinary Journal, Volume 35, in April of 1994
wicked fate
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 460



WWW
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009, 06:04:39 PM »

I have tried freeze dried chicken. She won't eat it. Seems to be fish or nothing with her for now.

In my experience, freeze dried chicken is a lot more effective in getting them to eat than freeze dried salmon, no matter how much they love freeze-dried salmon treats alone.

I'm going to keep at it. She's very stubborn, but so am I. It's good to see I'm not the only one that has a strange kitty.  Cheesy
Logged

Rest in peace my sweet baby boy Angelus...now you can heal and be your tabby self...angeluscat.wordpress.com
August
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6064



« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2009, 07:50:25 PM »

It also took a very long time for her to be a lap cat too.. once she started there was no holding back. Her not being a lap cat is why I got Ling; Ling not being a lap cat is why I got Geneva (rb), after Geneva came Scooter who also wasn't much for being a lap cat, and now there's 5 ROFL. 



LMAO!!!!   Cheesy Cheesy


Wicked fate : Have you also tried adding cool/warm water to the wet?  Heating it for a few seconds in the micro?

Also, when Mooch asks for his freeze-dried daily I'm-A-Good-Boy snack lol, I give him his freeze-dried treat and I'll set the wet food plate right next to him.  I notice he'll eat the freeze-dried snack and then want something wet to wash it down so he'll take a few licks of the wet.
Logged

Larges born 5/07
Sunday born prob 5/09
Tinies born 3/10
wicked fate
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 460



WWW
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2009, 04:17:27 PM »

Success!! Well, with her, it's a success. I am getting her to eat a bit of canned food now. But I have to put some freeze dried salmon on it in order to get her to do it. It seems like once she gets a taste, she loves it, it's just getting that first bite in her.

3 meals in a row so far...it's a miracle, lol.
Logged

Rest in peace my sweet baby boy Angelus...now you can heal and be your tabby self...angeluscat.wordpress.com
Steve
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1848



« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 04:27:40 PM »

3 meals in a row so far...it's a miracle, lol.

Good Job.

Send some of that alchemy my way. I put down a serving of wet for Sash a few times, he walks up, looks at it, then turns to his Kibble.

Logged
lesliek
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11098


Trooper,Remy & Fragile


« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2009, 04:29:48 PM »

Steve have you tried just a tiny bit of wet to the side of the kibble dish ?
Logged

"the world's most inept extortionist"
wicked fate
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 460



WWW
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2009, 04:31:14 PM »

Is there any treats that Sash just goes wild for? With Kallisto, I've had to shred the freeze dried salmon, sprinkle some on top, and put a few extra pieces on the plate near the food but not in it.

3 meals in a row so far...it's a miracle, lol.

Good Job.

Send some of that alchemy my way. I put down a serving of wet for Sash a few times, he walks up, looks at it, then turns to his Kibble.


Logged

Rest in peace my sweet baby boy Angelus...now you can heal and be your tabby self...angeluscat.wordpress.com
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Copyright 2007 Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | Sitemap