How I Got My Picky Cat to Love His Food Again


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All my life, I’ve been allergic to cats. I’m talking itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing and asthma attack allergic. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought to own a cat in my home.

It wasn’t until a few years ago, I noticed that the neighbor’s cat was no longer bothering my allergies. We took the plunge and decided to see if we could become cat owners.

You don’t know how excited this made me! Mittens fell into our lap as a baby and I jumped at the opportunity to become a cat mommy. I mean really, how could you resist this face? We had to try and thankfully it was a success.

As you can imagine, I spoil my kitty. I want him to be happy and sometimes that means trying new foods, new ways of serving them, new treats etc. 

Mittens has been on the same cat food since birth and every so often he seems to have a problem with his food. His regime includes a bowl of dry food that he eats on during the day and he gets a little wet food in the morning and again at night. He’s down to a routine and expects it this way.

And of course, I give into it. If he hasn’t received his wet food by 5pm, he lets you know it… loudly.

Though recently, we’ve had problems getting Mittens to eat. He takes a lick, turns his nose up at the wet food. He went through a phase of wanting chunks, then went through a phase of only wanting pate type food. We were even trying to warm up the food a little in the microwave.

He was plain bored with his food and I had no clue what he wanted. 

We’ve been feeding Meow Mix to the outdoor kitties for some time now and noticed that Mittens has been rubbing all over their food bucket. We even heard him shake the lid loose one night, pushed it off and caught him eating the outdoor cat’s Meow Mix!

We thought, what the heck. Let’s try Meow Mix and see if that fixes the issue.

During my last trip to Target, I picked up the Meow Mix indoor health for Mittens, the original choice for my outdoor kitties and a few varieties of the new Meow Mix Simple Servings wet food cups.

I really liked the Meow Mix Simple Servings wet food options! No messy metal cans to deal with, a quick single serving without leftovers to store and it was really simple to let the kids do meal time.

Meow Mix is definitely irresistible to Mittens, specially the indoor health dry food. Yesterday, the bags of dry food were sitting on the floor of my kitchen. My kids screamed at me to come out and look!

Low and behold, he actually chewed a hole in the side of the bag and was eating from the floor.

I don’t know what next month will bring for Mittens, but right now Mittens is head over heels with the indoor health Meow Mix and the Meow Mix Simple Servings wet food in the seafood variety. There is such a wide variety of flavors and options, we will surely be able to keep our little guy in a happy place for a long time.

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8 thoughts on “How I Got My Picky Cat to Love His Food Again

  • February 28, 2018 at 9:39 am
    I never owned a cat before but I have of course heard of the Meow Mix brand. I love that you were able to get your cat to enjoy the food again. Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 10:25 pm
    Meow mix sure looks like the perfect cat food. I like that they have soft variants and seafood flavored ones. My cat would love it. I just have to be careful not to overfeed her or else she's going to get fat. Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    You cat was so cute when it was small! My Mom's cat is also a picky eater!! Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    Our cat gets picky too and he loves to play in his water so we have quite the combination. Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    Happy to know that Mittens is finally loving to eat again. It is difficult to find the right food that cats would enjoy. Thankfully, Meow Mix was able to tune in to this need. Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm
    Cats can be such stinkers. But they're at least lovable stinkers. I'm glad you finally got your cat to enjoy his food again. That can be tough! Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 2:09 pm
    I don't have cats but I am no stranger to a finicky eater like my dog Mellie was. We tried everything and in the end I fed her by hand. Meow Mix looks like the one for your cat. Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 3:05 am
    I'm so glad I came across this site. My cat would not eat her food at all. However, evertime I cooked she would be there doing her "Dad, I'm hungry!" cry. I gave in and gave her some turkey deli meat, but she threw it up minutes later. I will buy it! Thank you! Reply

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