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Best food for toothless cat

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CrestedTit Wed 27-Dec-17 08:37:55

I'm looking after a 10 year old ragdoll with only 1 tooth sad. She's fed on Purina senior (3 sachets a day) however she mostly only eats the gravy - she will sometimes eat the meat chunks but I can only assume this is difficult for her due to how often she leaves them and the fact that she is quite skinny. I had a look in the internet which seems to suggest toothless cats can eat normal food but tbh I'm not convinced about this brand (maybe the meat is particularly tough?). Are there any other brands that anyone can suggest which would be better? N.b. I'm not just going to swap her food myself but will pass on any suggestions to the owner. Thanks.

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Fluffycloudland77 Wed 27-Dec-17 09:18:06

Have you tried cutting the food up with scissors? I do that for my cat & he has all his teeth.

Vitalogy Wed 27-Dec-17 09:43:24

My cat only has the tiny teeth at the front bottom and top, no back ones, he manages the sachet meat and his biscuits even. If he has chicken I have to give in small pieces though. I find I have to chop and change his food or else he'll just do the gravy/jelly licking too. He likes this food:

www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Essentials-HiLife-Magnificent-Meaty-Medley/91924011?from=search&tags=%7C20000¶m=cat+food&parentContainer=SEARCHcat+food

ladyballs Wed 27-Dec-17 09:44:03

My cat has no teeth and eats Purina in gravy easily, plus Perfect Fit biscuits abd Dreamies.

Rudgie47 Wed 27-Dec-17 09:51:40

Have you tried the Aldi foil trays? they are like a mousse/pate and would be fine for a toothless cat.Also Aldi pet food is good quality and fussy cats seem to like it.

Weedsnseeds1 Wed 27-Dec-17 09:57:16

A lot of cats just suck the gravy and jelly off, even ones with teeth.
It's probably worth the owner trying a selection to see which she prefers.

CrestedTit Wed 27-Dec-17 10:24:09

Thanks for the advice all, maybe she is just fussy then.. Tbf she is a house cat so probably doesn't expend a huge amount of energy, although she's still quite skinny under all her fluff. I'll mention to the owner anyway.

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Toddlerteaplease Wed 27-Dec-17 11:35:24

Agree that she's just fussy. My pair only eat the gravy and they have all their teeth!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 27-Dec-17 14:42:22

Harry has very few teeth and eats wet food and biscuits. We do limit the amount of biscuits he’s allowed as he does sometimes get sore gums but he usually manages them fine.

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