The trouble is, stealth, that he's only 8. He's always really excited when we're putting it in the bowl and runs to his food when we put it down but then just licks it dry. Wet foods contain moisture and help keep cats well hydrated since cats do not have a high thirst drive. In general, although raw food has many benefits, wet food and dry food are more recommended to be prepared due to safety reasons. Oh well I guess I'll have to try & give it away. I also use this when introducing new foods to my picky eaters. Something went wrong. stealthsquiggle Wed 15-Jan-14 22:34:21. Homemade cat food is divided into 3 segments: wet food, dry food and raw food. 2 0. The food is stale . These liquid treats are useful sparingly to initiate eating. When he does eat some of the meat he drops it on the ground in front of his bowl. This is quite a challenge for me since there is only two brands of chunky grain free food and they are both very expensive. Browse our natural gravy cat food made with nutritious, savory ingredients. But my dog now doesn't really care for it. You can optimize the smell and temperature experience for your cat by using a microwave (or steamer as one client of mine does). I buy my cat Friskies canned cat food also. The cat has early signs of kidney disease, elevated thyroid and high blood pressure. I make sure I buy the pate. I've tried many varieties of soft food, too. Of course, she's more than happy to get into whatever "human" food she can. Submitted: 13 years ago. i keep my cat on dry biscuits, and he has a treat every week or so of a tin of wet cat food fed over 2 days. The OP doesn't need another - say - 10 years of being completely under the paw with regards to food. Thanks. Cookieandme PetForums VIP. Joined: Dec 29, 2011 Messages: 6,387 Likes Received: 1,464. only eats the gravy. My cats will eat only wet food, but they will also only eat chunky style wet food. My dad and my husband feed their cats people food so now when they eat I got a begging cat. I also put out dried food along with wet food so that they have the choice. Does your cat just like to lick the gravy? Your old cat may not be able to eat because his teeth are aging and it will end up with his kibbles being too hard to chew. Does he have teeth trouble? the only brand that my cat seems to eat all of is the felix stuff in pouches. If I buy the tender bites or shredded my 2 cats do the same thing. Cat will only eat liquid cap1973. My cat does like his wet food but seems to particularly enjoy the liquid part of the food. Delight your cat's taste buds by selecting from our variety of cat food in gravy. so i do think that a lot of the time it is a matter of the cat being fussy. Jul06qks. Add message | Report | See all. I commonly hear owners of inappetant cats saying their cat is just licking the gravy off their wetfood - I often suggest try mashing the food and adding some water or you could use an electric mixer/blender. Category: Cat. Why Your Old Cat Can’t or Won’t Eat? He licks his dry food before eating. My cat (called Monkey) only licks off the jelly/gravy from his wet food and leaves the meat alone. How to warm up cat food. I have been feeding my cat whiskers canned food for a month now, and only recently my cat has been licking the juice and leaving the meat. Cher, Feline Specialist. I have a 14 year old male DSH who has, until recently, been fairly healthy. Not only does this help pet parents be successful at meal times by being able to serve meals they know their cat will enjoy, but there are also definitive health benefits. Nothing seems to work. Share this conversation. 4 You liked it! Sign in. Ask Your Own Cat Question. Here are some reasons why: Hard Food. My Mum's old cat had to have dry food only, the gravy and jelly gave him runny poos and dry food helped stop this. 0 Like this post Log in Add an account. But still doesn't eat it. But my dog is very fusy. You might notice that even though your cat keeps rejecting your offerings, he circles around to revisit the food bowls repeatedly. It may be worth a try or you're paying for expensive wet food when all the cat is eating is the gravy. My cat would only lick the juice off her food and I do not know why. Only to eat around the Gravy Train. Thomas would only eat ham for two weeks when his anaemia was at its worst. Could this be a medical problem? None of the chunky style food comes in big cans. It is safe for an otherwise healthy cat to not eat for a few days; beyond this however, they can develop a possibly fatal condition called hepatic lipidosis. Cats can become picky eaters for medical reasons that need to be determined by your veterinarian. I've never had a cat develop hepatic lipidosis yet, even though there have been times when it was probably a real risk. John. For the past 2 weeks, the cat has been not eating enough and is only interested in eating liquids (gravy from canned food, pureed cat food). I've tried it wet with hot water & dry. You might be wondering: Why can’t my old cat eat in the first place? The other one won't eat any kind of dry cat treat, I have no idea why. You might end up opening ten different favorite foods, like tuna or sardines, as well as commercial canned foods, baby food, milk, and broth, only to find your cat will eat very little of any of it. It can be concerning when your cat doesn’t show interest in his food, turns his nose up and walks away. He'll lick all of the jelly or gravy from the food first before eating any of the meat or fish chunks and sometimes will leave quite a lot of the meat behind but never leaves any liquid or jelly. Why Your Cat Won’t Eat: Identifying the Cause. When my cats recently turned their noses up at Whiskas, I mentioned it on Twitter, and the company replied that this may be linked to the fact that it had made some changes to its recipe. 6. Other cats love company and may only eat when being gently stroked or hand fed. My cat is hungry, but only licks the liquid and eats very little solid food. They will eat the gravy and leave the food and then meow like they are hungry or want more of the gravy. We only give him half a sachet every other day and we store the the other half in the fridge in a sealed bag. I'd suggest taking their food and running a can of it through a blender or food processer with a little extra water to make it all gravy. On the other hand, there are some cats that don’t show that much enthusiasm for certain foods. That's all our cats will eat, with jelly/gravy stuff the just eat the jelly/lick the gravy. Make sure your cat's bowl is cleaned after each use to encourage them to eat, and prevent growth of bacteria on the dish. See if they will eat it that way. I have also found that crumbling freeze-dried food (Stella & Chewy's) or freeze-dried treats (PureBites or WholeLife) works to get my cats to eat more of their canned food. Answered in 7 minutes by: 11/3/2007. He's on the Royal Canin Instinctive food. #3 moggie14, Aug 13, 2015. Why does he do this? Show More. My answer to this was to mix canned food with pate and that way the jelly cannot be licked off in this way and they eat the whole thing. Add message | Report | See all. As long as they have plenty of water (tend to drink more with dry food) he'll be fine. There are many reasons a cat won’t eat as much. To add, the "gravy" part of canned food contains very little nutritional value on its own. Don't be tempted to make up human gravy as most of these contain onion/garlic so are toxic to cats. 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