How to Make the Switch to a New Cat Food

Whether you’re trying out a new cat food brand or changing your cat’s diet altogether, switching up their food can be a daunting task. Cats are notoriously picky eaters and anything different from the norm is met with disapproval. However, if you follow these easy steps, your beloved feline will love the change!

How to Make the Switch to a New Cat Food

Start With Smaller Portions: It’s best to start slow when introducing your cats to new foods. Begin by mixing only a small portion of the new food in with their existing food. This is especially important for cats who have been eating the same food for many years and may not be used to change. The more gradual you make the transition, the more likely they are to accept it.

Find Their Flavor Profile: Most cats like fish flavors so that is usually a great place to start. If you can’t find anything fish-based that meets their dietary needs, there are plenty of other flavor combinations available such as chicken & rice and turkey & potato - just make sure that it has all the necessary vitamins and minerals they need!

Make Sure They Like It: Once you think your cat has gotten used to their new food, try giving them just one meal of it without any of their old food mixed in. Keep an eye on them as they eat; if they’re not eating or seem uninterested in finishing their meal then it might be time to try something different.

Switching up cat food can be tricky but if done correctly, your cat will hardly notice any difference at all! Start with smaller portions of their new food mixed into their old and gradually increase until it's all new food. Find out which flavors they prefer and keep an eye on them while they eat - if they don't seem interested then it's probably time for something different! With these tips, hopefully you and your kitty will find the perfect fit for your furry family member!

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