Transitioning from dry to wet cat food requires patience, it is not something that should be rushed. There are many methods one could use to transition his cat from dry cat food to wet cat food, irrespective of the method you use it still requires time and consistency, cats can be stubborn sometimes they can’t give in even when they’re dreadfully hungry, they’d rather prefer to starve than to try their new diet. This is often caused by the change in smell, taste and texture, cats can easily detect the change in their diet so it will be wise if the new wet food is introduced little by little. Why do I even need to switch to wet cat food? The answer is simple, ancestrally, cats were desert animals, thus they can stay for days without feeling thirsty which could lead to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Canned cat foods are 75% hydrated compared to the 10% of dry cat food. So how do I transition?
First you’d really want to make your cat hungry by playing with her for minutes before each meal, this will help increase her appetite.
Begin by mixing the wet cat food to the dry cat food, but before that you need to warm the wet food a little to release its aroma which could make it more edible for the cat.
Increase the amount of wet food and reduce the amount of dry one, do this everyday for a period of 7 to 14 days. You don’t need to be in a hurry, to achieve this, it needs time, patience and consistency don’t starve your cat in the name of transitioning your cat cause this can lead to hepatic lipidosis, usually known as fatty liver, is one of the most common severe feline liver diseases in cats.
I’m sure that within or after this period your feline must have gotten used to her new diet.
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