In Part One, I discussed an array of tactics and things to consider when working with a feline fussy eater. Want more information? As I’ve worked with my three cats with their very different dietary needs and preferences, I’ve consulted a number of sources. These include:
- I’ve read up on the subject. I found informative picky eater articles from PetMD, Catster, and Petful, for example.
- I’ve discussed this issue with my fellow cat lady friends, Tracey and Christine, and learned what they’ve done with their demanding fur babies. Having cat guru friends is very helpful when you have questions or come across a challenge.
- I’ve spoken with serious cat-owning associates at Petco and PetSmart when comparing different brands and analyzing nutrition information. I ask them what has worked for them with their cats to assess their personal opinion about various products.
- I’ve had multiple conversations with Dr R and several techs about nutrition, food varieties, and how to ensure dental health. Whether you have kittens, adult cats, senior cats, or cats with allergies, dental issues, or other special needs, it’s a very good idea to have an open dialogue with your vet and keeping him or her in the loop with what’s going on with your fur people.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions! As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to do what’s right by and for your pet. If you’re unsure about what is best nutritionally, consult with those who do know so you can make informed decisions.
“AHEM. When will my staff bring me sustenance? Pets and lap time will appease me only so much, you know!” Boudicca takes meal times very seriously.
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Seriously, memes aside, cheeseburgers are NOT for kitties!