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Cat will eat normal tuna but not tuna cat food

My cat is 14 and has had some health troubles for a few years, off and on. We've mostly been able to manage it. But it has often resulted in needing to adjust his diet - either because what he is ...
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Should cats eat “huge” animals?

I'm going to ask a question I wondered with my dad. It was raised because I believe several things related to my cat, mostly when I heard a little from the vet, a little from the friends, a little ...
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Cats and kittens won't eat their age-appriopiate food

I take care of four cats, two three-year-olds and two 5 months old kittens. I feed them all wet feed. The kittens receive special feed suited for their age. The old and young cats eat in different ...
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Is it possible to feed a cat a healthy meat diet?

I was given 3 kittens by a friend whose cat had a litter. Not wanting to separate them, I took all 3. They were great kittens, they played, they loved the house and they seemed healthy. 2 boys and 1 ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

I haven't seen my kitten-cats drinking much water lately. While they get hydration from their wet food, I'm not sure if it's necessarily enough for optimal health. I'm considering just adding a bit ...
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Could you add catnip to cat food (canned or dry) to get my cats to eat it?

Can or should you add catnip to dry or moist cat food to get your cat to eat it? Should you even try to do so? If not, are there any substitutions that you can recommend? Granted not all cats like ...
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My dog will not accept meal from anyone other than me

I have a dog mix, Jack Russel Terrier / Chihuahua, about 3 years old. I feed her meal which is a mix of kibble and can on her plate in the evening. I have begun to notice that she will only eat it if ...
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How can I add fiber into my cat's diet?

My cat seems to be having.....digestion issues. He's a 6 month old black domestic short hair. He tends to splatter it everywhere and drag it along his long butt fur all over my apartment. He's a ...
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Newly adopted cat won't eat

I just adopted an adult cat three days ago from a shelter. They didn't know how old she was because she came in as a stray. If I had to guess she is 3-5 years old. When we offer her food she won't ...
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Cat extremely finicky. At the end of my rope!

My 2 year old female tabby has been getting more and more finiky over the last year. We usually feed her canned wet food twice a day at the same times every day, then leave a measured amount of dry ...
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Switching from set times for feeding to free feeding of a cat

My cat Shiloh I believe the amount of food the vet recommended is not enough for him, I picked him up tonight and he is losing weight. The amount the vet said to use was to maintain, so it is failing ...