Healthy wet foods

njg55

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I have two cats, one of whom is on a special, novel proteins diet. The other can eat regular food. Although she's a senior (13), I've only had her and her sister for a year. The shelter told me they were eating Fancy Feast, so I continued to do that when I brought them home, then transitioned them to a Purina premium variety for older cats. At that time, I also had two other cats, but it's been a difficult year and they both crossed the rainbow bridge due to serious illnesses. Before I lost the second one in late summer, I was trying all kinds of new foods to get her to eat: Weruva, Applaws, maybe some others, so I also tried those on my newer cat (the other one by that time was on the novel proteins diet). She seemed to like Weruva, or at least a couple of flavors, for a while, but for the most part she wasn't interested, and I don't buy it anymore. Same with the Applaws. I thought she liked that, but lately she hasn't been impressed. I saw a list of vet-recommended wet foods online, and my darling girl has rejected all of them! I've seen posts in this forum for some other things I could try, so it's back to the cat food aisle soon. But in case there's some variety I missed when taking notes about recommendations from other site users, I'll toss out the question again: best wet foods, particularly for senior kitties, but that's not an absolute necessity. She has tried one or two Royal Canin flavors but now won't eat them, and I don't think there are any Science Diet canned foods that have met her expectations. Since I'm only feeding one cat, I don't want anything that only comes in the larger cans.
 

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Hi
What about Reveal, Kasiks, Mouser, Merrick, Forza10, koha, Feline Natural, The Honest Kitchen... You can refrigerate the partial can if it's a 5 oz.
 
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It could be time for some bloodwork to check for hyperthyroid, if she is turning her nose up an foods she uses to like. That can be a symptom.

Otherwise, you might try kitten foods as they smell stronger, or adding some hot water to the cans (from a kettle, not a tap. Hot water from the tap can have rust from the hot water tank and needs boiled before consumption.)

Pick any of the basics that have a short ingredients list. Nothing wrong with the Fancy Feast kitten pates or similar. Steer clear from additives like tomatoes, spinach, cheese, milk...

What's in My Cat's Food?: Designer Diets, Grain Free Diets | VCA | VCA Canada Animal Hospitals
 
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