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Old April 15th 06, 12:38 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt, after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they suddenly
refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago we couldn't
find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a small can of
soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately started
rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no soft
food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting in--and
protesting loudly.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging their
pickiness. If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that out
of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.

Even so, though, what in the world would make them snap like that so
suddenly? I know we did give them soft food for a day or two, but for them
to readjust to hard food and then suddenly 3 or 4 days later snap back to
being picky, just doesn't make sense.


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Old April 15th 06, 12:53 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"noone" wrote in message
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Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt, after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they
suddenly refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago we
couldn't find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a small
can of soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately
started rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no
soft food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting
in--and protesting loudly.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging their
pickiness. If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that
out of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.


Are you posting this to be an ass because what you wrote it sounds just like
that



Even so, though, what in the world would make them snap like that so
suddenly? I know we did give them soft food for a day or two, but for them
to readjust to hard food and then suddenly 3 or 4 days later snap back to
being picky, just doesn't make sense.



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Old April 15th 06, 01:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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noone wrote:
Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt, after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they suddenly
refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago we couldn't
find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a small can of
soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately started
rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.


Many cats will do this once they've had a taste of "the other side".

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no soft
food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting in--and
protesting loudly.


They wanted the canned food back. Give in.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging their
pickiness.


It isn't pickiness, they just know which food is better for them. The
canned food is better for felines because it contains much more moisture
than the dry food.

If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that out
of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.

Even so, though, what in the world would make them snap like that so
suddenly? I know we did give them soft food for a day or two, but for them
to readjust to hard food and then suddenly 3 or 4 days later snap back to
being picky, just doesn't make sense.


What really doesn't make sense is your self proclamation that you are
not a cat lover, yet you have two of them.
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Old April 15th 06, 01:31 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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noone wrote:
Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt, after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they suddenly
refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago we couldn't
find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a small can of
soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately started
rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no soft
food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting in--and
protesting loudly.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging their
pickiness. If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that out
of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.

Even so, though, what in the world would make them snap like that so
suddenly? I know we did give them soft food for a day or two, but for them
to readjust to hard food and then suddenly 3 or 4 days later snap back to
being picky, just doesn't make sense.


if you dont love them, why even bother with the questions? I can tell
you do love them or you wouldnt be here...........

Try mixing a little can with the dry and see what happens.

I wish you the best of luck

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Old April 15th 06, 02:17 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"noone" wrote in message
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Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt, after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they

suddenly
refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago we couldn't
find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a small can of
soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately started
rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no

soft
food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting in--and
protesting loudly.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging their
pickiness. If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that

out
of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.

Even so, though, what in the world would make them snap like that so
suddenly? I know we did give them soft food for a day or two, but for them
to readjust to hard food and then suddenly 3 or 4 days later snap back to
being picky, just doesn't make sense.



Find your cats a good home with someone who will want to feed them
the food that is best for them and who IS a cat lover. They deserve better
than you.


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Old April 15th 06, 02:18 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Matthew AKA NMR" wrote in message
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"noone" wrote in message
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Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt,

after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they
suddenly refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago

we
couldn't find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a

small
can of soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately
started rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months

old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no
soft food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting
in--and protesting loudly.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging

their
pickiness. If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that
out of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.


Are you posting this to be an ass because what you wrote it sounds just

like
that


Damn, Matthew, you and I must have gone to the same school of diplomacy.
That is exactly what I wanted to say.


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Old April 15th 06, 03:30 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Does anyone own a cat who's not picky about their food? -hehehe--

Mind decided they didn't like canned food and stopped eating it (except
maybe a small spoonful a day). Had to switch back to dried with lots of
fresh water.

Anyday, they may change their little kitty minds/taste buds again.

--maryjane

"cybercat" wrote in message
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"noone" wrote in message
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Have 2 cats, male & female. All of a sudden, like a screeching halt,
after
months of eating any hard food of any price level I gave them, they

suddenly
refuse to eat anything at all except soft food. A few days ago we
couldn't
find the stash of hard food we had on hand, and picked up a small can of
soft, and went back to the hard afterwards. They immediately started
rejecting the hard they had previously been fine with.

Thinking maybe the hard food we had left was old--it was 2 months old--we
bought a fresh box and they started eating it fine, and we gave them no

soft
food. But, after about 3 days, all of a sudden they're rejecting in--and
protesting loudly.

Sorry to not be a "cat lover," but I have no intention of indulging their
pickiness. If need be, I have a cat carrier and can confine them to that

out
of the house so it's not noisy--they protest quite frequently and
loudly--until they get the point. I'm not worried about them starving to
death, I figure sooner or later they'll have to eat or else.

Even so, though, what in the world would make them snap like that so
suddenly? I know we did give them soft food for a day or two, but for
them
to readjust to hard food and then suddenly 3 or 4 days later snap back to
being picky, just doesn't make sense.



Find your cats a good home with someone who will want to feed them
the food that is best for them and who IS a cat lover. They deserve better
than you.




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Old April 15th 06, 05:09 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Does anyone own a cat who's not picky about their food? -hehehe--


Really.


Mind decided they didn't like canned food and stopped eating it (except
maybe a small spoonful a day). Had to switch back to dried with lots of
fresh water.

Anyday, they may change their little kitty minds/taste buds again.

--maryjane



One of my cats will eat any cat food. The other began by eating one
flavor of canned Fancy Feast (half a can twice a day) PROVIDED I
keep Purina One Salmon dry food down at all times. (She is skinny ...)
Then she would eat only another flavor, and has had two additional
favorites since. Sure, I could force her to get hungry enough to eat
anything, but why would I? She makes me happy so I want to make
her happy.


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Old April 15th 06, 05:53 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"cybercat" wrote in message
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Sure, I could force her to get hungry enough to eat
anything,


So it DOES work, huh? Thank you. That's what I'm going to do then.

Why? Not for meanness, but because they always had been just fine with dry
until just recently, and it's not called for. I don't mind indulging them
with a little "treat" every now & then, that's fine--but not if it turns
them into picky little snobs, in that case the treats are abolished.


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Old April 15th 06, 06:02 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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"Sherri" wrote in message
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I can tell
you do love them or you wouldnt be here...........


SORT of true. I do love them, but I'm not a "cat lover" per se. They don't
sleep with me (I'm married, bedroom is sacred), I feed them on the cheap, I
will NOT let them on the kitchen table/counters even if it means
booby-trapping it, and if a friend who visits doesn't find them to be the
second coming of Jesus I don't take offense to it (so long as they don't
hurt it obviously).

I do spoil them in that the female likes to suck on my fuzzy housecoat for
some reason, and I've been known to remove the housecoat while wearing it
even if it was cold in the house and plopping it on the couch so the female
can enjoy sucking on it. I do hold & cuddle them often. I just don't think
of them as the second coming of Jesus and being more important than my wife
or friends, I'm just clarifying that I don't go that far with it.

Try mixing a little can with the dry and see what happens.


No problem, so long as they do eat ALL of it not just the soft. As I said to
another (although I was more snide with them, maybe shouldn't been), I don't
mind endulging them a little "treat" every now & then, especially with
Family Dollar selling one brand (don't recall what it was, but the cats
liked it) for only 25c a can. I just don't want them turning their nose up
at what they were OK with before.


 




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