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How to Convince a Cat to Eat New Food

Watch more Cat Care & Grooming videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/464-Cat-Care-and-Grooming Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Help your cat transition to a new food using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning If at any time your cat starts vomiting, has loose stools, or appears constipated, slow the rate at which you are introducing a new food. If problems persist, consult your veterinarian. Step 1: 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. Tip Give the cat emotional encouragement to try the new food. Smack your lips and -- if you can -- salivate as you give it to the cat. Cats are responsive to human reactions to food. Step 2: 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. Step 3: 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! Did You Know? Cats have a short intestinal tract designed to accommodate a diet of meat.
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