My 3 cats will only eat gourmet, the pate in particular but also some sachets.
I have tried to get them on Natures menu and similar types, they eat the odd sachet but most of it ends up in the bin. So up to now I’ve thought it’s better they eat Gourmet than nothing at all.
One of my cats (black and white) has started getting a copper tint in his fur, which without googling I can’t remember what its called but it indicates a meat deficiency in their diet.
I’m at a loss on what to start feeding them.
If I change one diet I have to change all as they will all eat out of each others bowls, so B&W cat will just eat the pate if I put it out for the other two. But a good quality food will benefit them all anyway.
They don’t seem to like chunks (even when I’ve mashed the chunks up), they will sometimes eat flakes in gravy but it’s mainly pate.
I’ve tried a mousse type on them most recently, which they don’t like (I think it’s called little big paws), and lots of others in the past.
The gourmet pate is very soft, so I don’t know if its the consistency they prefer or the flavours.
I have tried mixing the gourmet with natures menu a bit, but they leave it, it dries out then goes in the bin.
I’ve only tried ones you can get at pets at home and kennelgate, none that are zooplus only for eg so would love some suggestions if anyone has any?
They have grain free dry food available at all times, but only one of the cats likes dry food so any wet suggestions please.
* would suggest trying some fresh food, chicken, fish, sardines. It doesn’t work out any more expensive than buying commercial food. I mix the fresh with good quality dry (royal canin).*
If you are going to do this make sure the cats are getting the rigth nutrients as cat food contains essential nutrients that 'human food' doesn't.
Mine eats Natures Menu and I've noticed that his fur isn't as black as it used to be. He's had blood tests and is fine so I'm putting it down to an age thing. I'm now of the opinion that if he likes something and he eats it then he can have it.
They don’t like human food apart from tuna and mackarel which I know isn’t great in high quantities Thrive one sounds good, they do like the Appleaws which is like plain shredded chicken but its not complete. If it’s shredded I might give it a go. Thanks all
My fussy cat would only eat Gourmet, but it has sugar in it and his teeth aren't great so I wanted to change it. After much experimentation, i.e lots of unliked food ending up in the bin, he's on Naturo The texture is similar to Gourmet. I buy it from Wilkos, it's 50p a pot if you wanted to buy a couple to try to see if they like it.
I appreciate that my suggestion has been dismissed. Eric, my rescue cat from RSPCA with health issues age 10 months, has done fine. Now age 19, his fur is great with no change of colour and all his own teeth.