Here are some feeding tips for helping you transition your cat to a new diet, introducing a different flavour from their current or different brand, or to simply elevate their current diet.
Every cat has taste preferences, just like we do, so don’t be discouraged if after you feel like you have tried everything, they still are not interested. That being said, cats can also be very stubborn and hesitant to change their diet, so here are some pointers that have helped in the past.
If your cat eats canned food, try mixing it with a small portion of raw food. Slowly increase the amount while decreasing the canned food until your cat is eating an exclusively raw diet.
If your cat eats kibble, try offering the raw food on its own, and outside of mealtime. This can reduce the pressure to immediately eat the new food.
Freeze Dried/Air Dried
Offer it as a treat either rehydrated or not, if using Freeze Dried, but make sure if freeze dried is the source of the meal to rehydrate it.
Try mixing a small amount of their new food into their favourite old food, this will help them get a little taste of the new food, without being overwhelmed by it; slowly increase the amount until your cat is excited by the new food.
Offer as a treat outside of mealtime; it reduces the pressure to immediately eat, and allows them time to investigate
Mixing a small amount with their current food, and slowly increasing until they are eating mostly their new food.