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Tips to Help a Finicky Cat Start Loving Food

Tips to Help a Finicky Cat Start Loving Food

It’s estimated that there are between 74-90 million pet cats in the United States. One common issue that many cat owners have is that their pet is finicky or picky when it comes to food, almost to the point that they would rather not eat at all. The good news is there are some things people can do to help get their furry feline to overcome being a finicky eater.

“Cats are kind of like kids when it comes time to eat,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “There are things they will eat and things they won’t, and they are not shy about letting you know either way. Many people find it difficult to find a food their cat will actually eat on a regular basis, but it doesn’t have to be like that.”

There are reasons why some pets may be more finicky than others, but a lot of it has to do with what they are being offered, and how it’s being offered to them. Here are some tips for helping a finicky cat start loving their food:

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