Have you ever tried to use baby food to coax a cat to eat?

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  1. Tom Vogler profile image82
    Tom Voglerposted 10 years ago

    Have you ever tried to use baby food to coax a cat to eat?

    A friend who worked at a vet suggested it.

  2. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    No. We just use bacon grease. Cat's love it. Also find out which meat your cat prefers. Butters loves yogurt. Alex and Khaki adore chicken. Minnie's will do anything for taco's or turkey. It was not my idea to give her taco's.

    1. Tom Vogler profile image82
      Tom Voglerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for reminding me about that.  I've had my male cat since he was a kitten, and when he was a true baby (<6 months old)  he would lick the container in which we kept the leftover bacon grease because it was on the bottom shelf in the fridg

  3. Sharkye11 profile image89
    Sharkye11posted 10 years ago

    Yes. But whether or not it works depends on the cat. I happen to have a cat that hates fish. But she would literally attack the baby for a jar of Gerber ground ham and gravy.

    When I worked on the farm we used baby food and pudding a lot when we had to coax abandoned baby animals to eat. It works, and they can be gradually weaned back onto the correct food.

    1. Tom Vogler profile image82
      Tom Voglerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I bought 3 jars of meat. (chicken, turkey and beef)  I looked for the chocolate pudding I remembered as a kid as a treat for myself but couldn't find it!  :-)

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    sheilamyersposted 10 years ago

    Never tried it, but I'm sure it would work if the cat decides he/she likes it. The only baby food I've ever bought is the Hawaiian Delight - for myself once in a while because I love the stuff. Every cat I've had drives me crazy as soon as I open the jar. They love the stuff. But with other stuff like Jello pudding, they often lick off the pudding and leave the regular cat food for later. If the cat doesn't seem to like the cat food (won't eat it even with the tricks) you might need to change brands or flavors.

    1. Tom Vogler profile image82
      Tom Voglerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting:  A co-worker also mentioned Hawaiian Delight.  I would consider that too, because I think it claimed to be organic.


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