- Dec 11, 2014
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One of my cats was diagnosed with kidney disease about a week ago. The vet sent me home with a sampler box of canned and dried Sciece Diet kidney diet foods. My cat liked the chows and all the flavors of the canned, so after a few days I contacted the vet and ordered several boxes of various cans and a large bag of the dried food. Luna now seems to have decided she doesn't like the dried food. While I'm working on getting her to use a Sure Feed, I have to physically separate her and her mother in different rooms when I feed them and pick up bowls of uneaten dried food when I let them get back together. Luna's dish of chows generally seems untouched. I realize all of this is a change, not just the diet but the periodically closed doors (and the fact that I sometimes have to shoo one of them into another room to separate them) and an increase in the level of tension as I worry about who is or isn't eating what. The vet told me I could get Royal Canin dry or canned food if Luna didn't like the SD, but I just bought a supply that should last a month or more. I figure that is she's really hungry she'll eat, and for the most part she is eating the canned foods (more often when a can is newly opened than when it's been refrigerated and reheated with a few seconds in the microwave on low power). I want her to eat the right food and stay healthy, but this whole thing seems to be going downhill. Luna is a somewhat skittish cat, prone to hiding under the bed or in the closet if her routine is upset, so I can understand that all the new things are affecting her. Is there anything I should do except give her time and try to be patient?