Our 4 cats have always had tinned food with dry biscuit, plus scraps and treats and the odd tin of fish. They've never been fussy until now...
They stayed with my MIL while we were away recently and were fed on minced chicken because that's what MIL's dogs get. They came back all glossy and healthy and now they're getting sniffy about tinned food. And although tinned food is getting ridiculously expensive, buying them fresh meat has got to be ludicrously pricey, right?
So what do you feed your cats without risking bankrupcy?
I've never had a cat before. And the one we have was 4 when we adopted him. His owner fed him these Whiskers chicken pouches. Basically little dry pellets. He gets water obviously. I tried giving him tuna but he barfed every time. Occasionally he eats a bit of chicken. But mostly he just wants these darn pellets.
ours likes tesco pouches too. about the cheapest. and sainsburys own cat biscuits.
once or twice a week she will have a value tin of tuna or pilchards. maybe a few leftovers from dinner (fish fingers, chicken or sausages and gravy ) i tried her on the tins and still she keeps turning her nose up...but i will persevere!
Thanks everyone. Cheekysealion - mixing cheapo and posh a good idea, although I wouldn't put it past one of ours to pick the good stuff out. Our cash and carry surprisingly doesn't work out that much cheaper once you add the VAT on.
TheDullWitch - I know dogs can suffer on dry food alone but cats are apparently OK as long as they have plenty of water down for them.
I have three - one needs renal food, so he's on royal canin pouches and biscuits, one is 11 weeks old so kitten food, felix kitten pouches and James Wellbeleoved biscuits, one is 'normal' so felix pouches and ordinary Hills biscuits. Chaos.
Ordinarily I would just feed felix pouches or tins (ordinary ones not the good as it looks stuff) and good quality biscuits so hills or iams.