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Old July 4th 03, 06:22 PM
Jari Vuoksenranta
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02 heinä 2003 GR81 kirjoitti:

It's about nine weeks old
now but the kitten has never ever eaten meat.


Have you tried hand feeding ground meat? Offer warm
(tbs size) chunk by bringing it close to her mouth and
see if she accepts it. If she doesn't, open her mouth
and put tiny bit in at that time and try later again,
but eventually she should accuire taste for it. =)

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Old July 4th 03, 06:26 PM
Jari Vuoksenranta
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02 heinä 2003 GR81 kirjoitti:

It's about nine weeks old
now but the kitten has never ever eaten meat.


Have you tried hand feeding ground meat? Offer warm
chunk (tbs size) by bringing it close to her mouth and
see if she accepts it. If she doesn't, open her mouth
and put tiny bit in at that time and try later again,
but eventually she should accuire taste for it. =)

You could also try to offer raw fish.

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Jari Vuoksenranta

"170 226 2245 3042 400"
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Old July 4th 03, 06:26 PM
Jari Vuoksenranta
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02 heinä 2003 GR81 kirjoitti:

It's about nine weeks old
now but the kitten has never ever eaten meat.


Have you tried hand feeding ground meat? Offer warm
chunk (tbs size) by bringing it close to her mouth and
see if she accepts it. If she doesn't, open her mouth
and put tiny bit in at that time and try later again,
but eventually she should accuire taste for it. =)

You could also try to offer raw fish.

--
Jari Vuoksenranta

"170 226 2245 3042 400"
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Old July 4th 03, 10:44 PM
GR81
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In the last couple of days the kitten has started eating some dry food
but still won't touch cat food meat. I've tried both adult and kitten
cat food.

For my fat cat I've tried cutting its meals so hopefully that problem
will be solved. I was just shocked because of its sudden increase in
weight.
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Old July 4th 03, 10:44 PM
GR81
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In the last couple of days the kitten has started eating some dry food
but still won't touch cat food meat. I've tried both adult and kitten
cat food.

For my fat cat I've tried cutting its meals so hopefully that problem
will be solved. I was just shocked because of its sudden increase in
weight.
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Old July 5th 03, 05:01 AM
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Don't feed them raw meat/fish.
Possibility of bacteria is too high.
And a kitten would have an even harder
time fending off such things.


Jari Vuoksenranta wrote in message .. .
02 heinä 2003 GR81 kirjoitti:

It's about nine weeks old
now but the kitten has never ever eaten meat.


Have you tried hand feeding ground meat? Offer warm
chunk (tbs size) by bringing it close to her mouth and
see if she accepts it. If she doesn't, open her mouth
and put tiny bit in at that time and try later again,
but eventually she should accuire taste for it. =)

You could also try to offer raw fish.

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Old July 5th 03, 05:01 AM
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Don't feed them raw meat/fish.
Possibility of bacteria is too high.
And a kitten would have an even harder
time fending off such things.


Jari Vuoksenranta wrote in message .. .
02 heinä 2003 GR81 kirjoitti:

It's about nine weeks old
now but the kitten has never ever eaten meat.


Have you tried hand feeding ground meat? Offer warm
chunk (tbs size) by bringing it close to her mouth and
see if she accepts it. If she doesn't, open her mouth
and put tiny bit in at that time and try later again,
but eventually she should accuire taste for it. =)

You could also try to offer raw fish.

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Old July 5th 03, 05:57 AM
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In the last couple of days the kitten has started eating some dry food
but still won't touch cat food meat. I've tried both adult and kitten
cat food.


It's good that your kitten is eating. It is eating kitten food right? If
not she or he should be. As for the not eating canned kitten food. My
male cat when he was a kitten was like that. I went through just about
every brand available before I found something he would eat. Go to a pet
store and buy a can of each until you find something your kitten will
eat. Especially if he is a male cat is is best for your kitten to eat
canned food.

For my fat cat I've tried cutting its meals so hopefully that problem
will be solved. I was just shocked because of its sudden increase in
weight.



How old is he? How much does he weigh? He should be probably eating lite
food in any case. Increasing his activity level can only help as well.

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Old July 5th 03, 05:57 AM
RBinCA
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In the last couple of days the kitten has started eating some dry food
but still won't touch cat food meat. I've tried both adult and kitten
cat food.


It's good that your kitten is eating. It is eating kitten food right? If
not she or he should be. As for the not eating canned kitten food. My
male cat when he was a kitten was like that. I went through just about
every brand available before I found something he would eat. Go to a pet
store and buy a can of each until you find something your kitten will
eat. Especially if he is a male cat is is best for your kitten to eat
canned food.

For my fat cat I've tried cutting its meals so hopefully that problem
will be solved. I was just shocked because of its sudden increase in
weight.



How old is he? How much does he weigh? He should be probably eating lite
food in any case. Increasing his activity level can only help as well.

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Old July 5th 03, 10:30 AM
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"GR81" wrote in message
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In the last couple of days the kitten has started eating some dry food
but still won't touch cat food meat. I've tried both adult and kitten
cat food.


Dry food is fine-both my kitties only eat dry food and are healthy and
happy. I tried to give them a treat the other day by bringing home some
Felidae canned food and they were polite-ate a few bites but didn't dive
right in. I ended up throwing it away. Not all cats are "meat" eaters (not
to say they are vegans but that they don't all dig the wet stuff).

Don't forget to take the kitten to a vet soon!


 




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