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Learn how to take care of a cat or kitten in this cat care and grooming video series from Howcast. You'll learn how to give your cat medicine; clean your cat's teeth; massage your cat; care for an elderly cat; clip your cat's nails; groom your cat; make your own kitty litter and cat scratching post or pad; keep your cat safe in the car; and much more.
You Will Need
- Regular mealtimes
- Old cat food
- New cat food
- Cat food blend
Introduce the food at mealtimes
Introduce the new food at regular mealtimes. If the cat does not finish it, take it away after half an hour. Offer it again at the next scheduled mealtime.
Introduce the food gradually
Try introducing the food gradually over the course of a week by blending the old and new foods together if the cat continues to resist the new food. Increase the proportion of new food to old until you are feeding the cat 100 percent new food.
Add a treat
As an alternative, try mixing the new food with a treat that has a strong aroma. Then gradually reduce the amount of added treat over the next few days. Remember: cats won't eat what they can't smell. With these tricks, you'll persuade your cat to enjoy his new meal!