Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's pretty awesome how my life revolves around cat food.

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When last we spoke about Jasper, I was practically starving him (with our veterinarian's blessing) in an effort to get him to eat a canned food-only diet. He warmed up to the canned food for a couple of days at the end of May, but that only lasted for a weekend. He's now back to refusing to eat his very favorite stinky fishy canned food.

We knew we couldn't go on like this, so Jason did some reading and discovered a prescription dry food specifically for diabetic cats. We had our veterinarian special-order some and and I picked up the bag yesterday.

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I don't know how this food is any different than their previous kind of dry food, but all three of our cats are crazy for it. They line up to take turns eating it, and this morning Jacob was licking the bowl so vigorously that he pushed it right off the counter and into several pieces on the floor. Oops! I guess I'll have to put both bowls on the floor from now on.

I'll be taking Jasper back to the vet in three weeks for a checkup, but in the meantime I'm going to keep trying to convince him to eat some canned food.

I'm not giving up on my big kitty!


Salt said...

I'm so glad you found something that is ok for him to eat. And I can't believe he wouldn't be all over the canned stuff. Wet food is a treat for my guys. They go crazy when they see me take a can out of the cabinet.

Jamie said...

I love cats and their individual quirks, but sometimes I want to ask them if they could just play along every now and then, especially when it comes to food. My mom's cat, Carlisle, that she had when I was growing up, refused to eat ANYTHING but canned food and all her teeth fell out. My cat, Pete, refused to eat anything but Purina's kitten chow. Sigh.

Good Luck, Jasper! I hope the dry food does the trick.