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Q: Picky Cat...?

November 18, 2008 | By Hannah A. | 8 answers | Expired: 2093 days ago

Hannah A.

I don't understand why my cat hates every treat I bring him. He doesn't even like catnip! Are there some kind of obscure brands I could try that he'd maybe enjoy?

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lee n.
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Nov 22, 2008

he just knows what he likes-- go with him

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lindsey c.
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Nov 22, 2008

unfortunately, I think some cats just dont care! My dad has a Himalayan that just won't eat anything but science diet food.. not even fresh cooked meats, veggies, or anything! But put that science diet in front of him and he's purring like not tomorrow! I guess you just have to keep trying until you hit something he likes! G 'luck!

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Manzana
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Nov 19, 2008

I'd try fresh catnip, fresh catmint or -- have you tried Greenies for cats? Hate to sound like a commercial, but I seriously have one cat who likes no other treats, but he does like Greenies...

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Meghan C.
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Nov 19, 2008

you can try hunnysucle. they might react to it just like he shouold to cat nip.

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donna w.
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Nov 18, 2008

Not all cats will care for catnip - it's a genetic thing! Almost 1/4 of cats lack the gene to appreciate catnip. I own 5 cats and one of mine just doesn't get what the others see in it. While everyone else is rolling around the floor with the fresh catnip from my garden, he's looking at me saying "what's with the weed? i'd rather have grass!"

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Angie
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Nov 18, 2008

Oh my gosh I have a cat that wont eat treats but I got from petco "tuna flakes" she will come running to get a treat.

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Melissa J.
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Nov 18, 2008

My daughter is 5 and always wanted to get treats for her cat at the store. She would cry her eyes out when the cat wouldn't eat them. Her cat refused to eat ANY of the treats. Even the expensive ones. One day a friends gave us some treats. The Feline Greenies type. Both of our cats love them. Cats are just picky and finicky. It took us 3 years to find an "acceptable" treat for our cats.

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jennifer r.
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Nov 18, 2008

Try the real catnip, (the live growing kind) you can get it at any petstore.

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