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Weaning cat off Felix onto natures menu country hunter

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Daftaboutthecat Wed 02-Mar-16 14:20:18

Anyone with any advice my cat seems pretty much addicted to Felix. I've researched cat food and with help from threads on here have decided to use natures menu country hunter. They advise giving the cat 2 bowls one with the Felix and one with some country hunter and to take it slowly until he starts eating the country hunter. Anyone have any idea why they don't advise just mixing it in with the Felix and gradually increasing the amount? Should have asked them on the phone and now can't get through to them.
Also has anyone successfully got their cat off Felix onto a better quality food?

SunsetDream Wed 09-Mar-16 21:06:59

How are you getting on?

cozietoesie Wed 09-Mar-16 21:58:13

My old boy won't eat much else (apart from his meat at lunch and various 'snacks') so I'm a little despondent about it. Seniorboy has to have meds with his pouch food and is also entirely capable of going on hunger strike - which at his age is not good - so I'm pretty well stuck I fear.

Daftaboutthecat Thu 10-Mar-16 06:56:45

He is now on 2 pouches of country hunter a day and he gets a half tray of applaws pate before I go to bed. He is looking great on it and his poo is much smaller and less smelly grin.

cozietoesie Thu 10-Mar-16 07:34:31

Well done! smile

PolpoPolpo Thu 10-Mar-16 07:42:35

Sorry to ask a daft question but why were you weaning him off Felix? What's better about the Country Hunter brand?

SunsetDream Thu 10-Mar-16 08:28:10

Much (much, much) higher meat content, no fillers (cereals/ grain/ wheat etc.), better quality food for healthier animal smile

SunsetDream Thu 10-Mar-16 08:30:04

Daftaboutthecat - I'm glad you are seeing the positive differences. We really noticed a change for the better!

hollinhurst84 Thu 10-Mar-16 10:13:56

Mine likes the country hunter one when he's not on raw smile

Daftaboutthecat Thu 10-Mar-16 17:22:23

Sunset it is unbelievable the difference it makes now to overhaul my own diet!!
Cozie to be honest I wouldn't have overly pushed it if he wasn't for it happy cat is the main thing especially when they are older and on meds.
Hollin do you prepare your own raw food I'm tempted to replace one of the pouches with raw but was going to use the natures menu frozen. Have you tried it?

PolpoPolpo Thu 10-Mar-16 18:11:19

Well I'm sold. Thanks for enlightening me Sunset and Daftaboutthecat.

cozietoesie Thu 10-Mar-16 18:22:02

I'm sorely tempted, I must admit. smile And to be fair, there have been a fair number of pouches that have found their way to other recipients over the years - the remainder wouldn't go to waste even if Seniorboy turned his nose up at a couple.

SunsetDream Thu 10-Mar-16 19:03:23

I know what you mean about our own diet!

I keep eyeing up the frozen nuggets of raw... (I initially said I wouldn't do raw... But seeing the change a better diet has made has made me think...)

cozietoesie Thu 10-Mar-16 19:09:16

Well I've ordered some.

We'll see. smile

SunsetDream Thu 10-Mar-16 19:11:07


Daftaboutthecat Thu 10-Mar-16 21:45:58

good luck cozie and polpo hope they like them 😀

hollinhurst84 Thu 10-Mar-16 22:13:55

Nope I haven't used it. I just give chunks/mince and a supplement called Felini complete

cozietoesie Wed 16-Mar-16 11:53:05

Just arrived. We'll see later. smile

Daftaboutthecat Wed 16-Mar-16 13:39:13

Good luck cozie the advice on their website for introducing it in a second bowl alongside the existing food is excellent. I just put a spoonful in another bowl first day he didn't even look at it so don't be disheartened he very quickly took to it.

cozietoesie Wed 16-Mar-16 14:07:13

I hope so - but this is the cat that oftentimes only grudgingly eats roast chicken.

Daftaboutthecat Wed 16-Mar-16 15:20:12

grin think you may need lots of luck

cozietoesie Wed 16-Mar-16 16:18:06

I'll try to time it right - eg when he's hungry for his breakfast or overnight nosh. His feeding point is going to look like a cruise-ship buffet! smile

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 16-Mar-16 21:08:15

Well you can't expect senior boy to eat chicken not wrapped in pancetta.

Dammit he has standards

Daftaboutthecat Wed 16-Mar-16 21:36:47

Has he tried some cozie?

cozietoesie Wed 16-Mar-16 22:51:38

Nah - I wimped out under his glazed Felix look. grin I'm going to leave half a pouch at his feeding station tonight to see what happens overnight, though.

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