Why oh why do pet food companies reinvent their food? The brand of kibble we’d had the boys on since forever re-jigged their formula to include a lot of corn…not such a great choice for filler, so in an effort to be a good cat mom, I bought a new (better, I thought) brand.
Gus loved it.
Remus would have none of it.
I tried everything from trying to give him it as a treat, to chucking the pieces down the hallway (cat parents know, don’t they, how much their kitties like to play food hockey), to mixing it in with their old brand….and nothing.
Plus, he got quieter, less playful. Who could blame him? I’d be out of sorts too if someone changed my favorite food (you should see the sad face when my husband buys the wrong kind of chocolate).
So, I phoned the store, asked if I could exchange the food (which they were totally fine with)…brought home a different kind–but here’s the kicker–it’s the brand of food the dogs eat & Remus llooovveeess to eat their kibble.
Did he delve into this new, better choice?
In the end, though it’s not nutritionally as sound as it once was (though mitigated because the soft food & their dental food is fine), he’s back to his old brand. The little man is happy and bouncing around the house, again.
To recap on the score, in the overall life of this fur face, it’s something like:
Remus – 10, 234, 875 Mom – 3