If your cat licks, sucks, or consumes objects around the home that are not food, she could be suffering from a condition called pica. my cat does this too! He also gets dry biscuits too every day. My supermarket fallbacks are Sheba fine flakes (he eats the flakes as well as the jelly) or Sheba classic terrines. I think i've spoilt him .. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Does not really like red meat, prefers poulty. We did this with the royal canin chicken ones and it worked a treat. Pour the contents from the pot into the colander. FOr one of ours, we have to mash it up REALLY well with the back of a fork, or he'll just lick the jelly off.Re tooth decay, you can usually smell it on the breath (foul), or I sometimes notice that our other cat sort of mouths his food, like he wants to eat but cannot quite bring himself to.No real decay issues with masher tho - he's just a fussy bugger. Anyway, if he's not thin and the vets happy, I'd put out only small amounts and maybe warm them up just a smidge or add a tiny bit of hot water. Change of Food. only eats Whiskas ,, wont touch the gravy stuff, its driving me mad.. A war of attrition, How can I get him to eat the ruddy food?Mind you hes not thin, that cat , is the jelly all sugar do you think? My cat does like his wet food but seems to particularly enjoy the liquid part of the food. he might be getting food elsewhere .. if so it will be 'wild' food ..and he used to eat dry food but doesn't touch it now ,,but i will get his mouth checked again (last time vet said he was fine.. and he seems fine what i can see mouth and gums look pink and healthy ..but i will try the warm water trick and a little mashing.. It may be something to do with his teeth.. although I have checked them and they seem fine. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 30 messages.). Yeah, ours lick the gravy / jelly off but only sometimes eat the actual meat. Anyway thanks .. ill report back .. Chilli con Whiskas - lovely. If your puss is a bit sniffy about the biscuits and likes "smooshier" food you could try boiling some water and mixing it in with the biscuits so it's like a porridgey texture. GoJo. It is more expensive but has more meat than the cheaper stuff. Mine isn't fed any dry at all as I prefer to raw feed. OH! She'd eat around those... don't blame her!Current pair are hoovers no matter what. He's always really excited when we're putting it in the bowl and runs to his food when we put it down but then just licks it dry. I also put out dried food along with wet food so that they have the choice. You've probably done this already, but have you tried mashing the food? He's not a 'gobble it down in one go' kinda cat he normally eats throughout the day. he wont starve like i said, but i just cant keep affording to chuck food away, Is he maybe getting his solids 'on the hoof'? Even with those he'd eat half of whatever we gave him.I'll def have a look in to the cat soup stuff Zebra, I'd never heard of it before. I recommend Whiskas soups. I was so sick of wasting other food - he would just not eat it! other wuse hes in good health and has his other teeth and can chew and crunch ( given he likes the odd Dreamie and seeing the mouse remains we find) Anyone here with any advice or good knowledge ? The only way to find out if any of the above could be responsible for your cat going off their food is to put everything back to how it was and then see what happens. If he's eating mice, rabbits etc. Here's what you can do if you suspect your cat's … I mostly use them if I have to hide meds in them or after illness. 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