Sunday, November 13, 2011
Feast or famine
...so I've got this cat.
He's my buddy, affectionate, quite vocal and very much a resident.
When Sir W. first moved in back in 2008, I was in the habit of feeding him high-end organic cat food. Several benefits of this included the peace of mind that I was feeding him good, quality food AND (my favourite) much, much less waste in the litter box at the end of the day.
Over time, he's become quite fussy - to the point that he won't as much as touch the organic food. I tried mixing it with grocery-store brands, but eventually he even turned his nose up at those too. It seems he'll eat a food for a few months, then turn snooty. I thought perhaps it was a difference in the batches, but really he's just plain fussy.
I recently tried a semi-organic food that the girl at the pet store said he should gobble right up. (Her cats apparently devoured it) but it was a no-go.
When we visited the vet for annual shots and exam last week, I brought up the subject. We concluded that he's simply fussy and that I should let the food stand; left hungry long enough, he should eat. Failing that, I should add water and make a gravy in the food.
Nope. In fact, given the choice, he would sniff the gravy mixture and go back to the dry... but only for a nibble.
I'm not sure what, if anything, is up... but he meows around the house like it's some kind of hardship. It's wearing thin.
Do I have a fussy cat, or could there be something I'm missing?