Well, mixing a lot of types of food -- cats have very sensitive stomachs.
And mixing foods will tend to make them prone to vomiting, having loose stool, which is pretty undesirable in your household. So picky eaters … that is a challenge because you have to find something they like. But what I would say is that whenever you find something that your cat likes, gradually move them over to it. You don’t want to make it an abrupt change, because that will make them more prone to have some GI illness.
And what’s more important is that a cat eats it.
Oh … Beachball’s leaving.
Cats are very finicky, and picky, and stubborn, and will just not eat just to spite you. And if a cat doesn’t eat, they can become very ill. They can actually get a condition with their liver where they deposit fat in it and it can make them very sick. So sometimes you have to give in. It’s more important for them to eat than to be strict with them and try to force them to eat something they are not going to eat.