If your cat isn’t loving their new food on the first try, don’t fret! Sometimes good things can take time. We have a few tips to help your cat give their new food an honest try–
Go slow: Cats can be creatures of habit and may resist change. A slow transition helps them gradually adjust to their new food–and reduces the likelihood of digestive upset. We recommend transitioning cats to our food over the course of 10 days (and even up to 14 days for cats with sensitive stomachs), starting with a pea-size portion and gradually increasing each day, while decreasing the amount of their old food for the best experience.
Add enticements: Cats are also led by their sense of smell, so including savory toppings can help during the transition if your cat isn’t taking to their food quickly. We recommend our ready-to-eat Mmmixers meaty toppers or our Instant Goat's Milk for Cats!
Give them a nudge: Sometimes it’s necessary to coax your cat to help them give new food a chance. One way is to gently put a little food onto your cat's paw. Since cats want to be clean, they will lick their paw–and in the process become more accustomed to the taste of their new food.
Adjust the water content: If feeding dehydrated food, add a little more (or less) water to find a consistency that your cat enjoys. Each cat has their own texture preferences, so sometimes it takes a few tries to find what speaks to your cat.
Change their feeding schedule: If you typically leave your cat’s food out all day to let them graze, try changing their schedule to feed them only two times per day, leaving the food out for about 30 minutes each time. Pick up the leftover food, refrigerate if necessary and serve to them at the next feeding time.