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February 24th, 2010, 03:18 PM
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My newly adopted female cat won't eat dry food! We got her almost two weeks ago and I know that while she was at the pet rescue place, she ate it. We tried couple of different types of dry food, but no go. Today I mixed some dry food in with her wet food, but she fished out all the wet food and left the dry LOL She begs for food most of the day, even after she's eaten. I've never had this problem with a cat before. My other cat eats wet food twice a day and he loves his dry food. She is refusing. Today, after she begged and begged and I didn't give her the food, she took couple of kibbles and left it. I want her to eat both because I've heard that dry food is more nutritious for cats. Any suggestions?
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February 24th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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I wouldn't be too worried. Kitty will not voluntarily starve itself, so you just have to wait her out. Don't start mixing wet in unless you want to keep doing that forever . Dry food is NOT more nutritious for cats, that's an old wives tale, and in fact wet food is healthier only given that it does not dehydrate them as much, however if you want her to eat dry food (I give mine dry too not knocking you at all), put the dry down and leave it there, she will eat when she is hungry. Cats don't tend to do well on a "feeding schedule" like dogs, but they will not voluntarily starve themselves either. So choose a nutritious food and stick with it and she will eventually eat. And given you've only had her 2 weeks I really wouldn't worry, kitties take time to adjust, some more than others.

Hang in there
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February 25th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Thanks Meghan!
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