Booger has refused to eat kitten chow for the better part of two weeks. He prefers eating the other cats' weight managment food. It hasn't seemed to cause him any ill affects, so I'm not that worried. When I put his food down I have to keep the other cats from getting it, so it's weird that he would prefer the other stuff. He goes for his next set of shots next week so I figured I'd ask the vet then. I'm not sure I'll get the best answer, though. Probably, "Oh you should feed him SD for kittens." Do you think the adult Weight Manangment can hurt?
He will probably be just fine eating the weight manangement stuff, just keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't start loosing weight. You might try dampening his chow with some of the water from canned tuna or some canned food.
Based on that one pic, maybe you could put a little yogurt in his chow!
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I only tried separate bowls for the different aged kitties one time and of course the kitten ate the adult food and my oldest ate the kitten food. I have been blending the kitten formula and the adult persian food for everybody to share since my oldest was almost 1 year. I guess that wouldn't work with yours though because if one is on weight management, then you don't want that one getting the extra calories of kitten food. Maybe try a different kitten food for Booger? I know that mine came from the breeder eating kitten chow but the minute they got a sniff of the Royal Canin kitten that I was feeding, they all ignored the kitten chow. Or else try Felidae which is one formula for both adults and kittens. That comes in two flavors.
a lot of foods out there have "all stages" - amount of food given depends on the age/nutritional need of the animal.
I had an older cat and a kitten at the same time once - and the same thing happened - the kitten ate the adult food and the cat ate the kitten food - I switched to the all stages and stopped caring who ate what! LOL
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Thanks again for the replies. I'm still planning on asking the vet later this week, but I'm considering a different brand. The only reason I haven't tried that yet was, when he first showed up, he loved the kitten chow we had and then all of the sudden he stopped. I would understand if he had never liked it, but that's not the case. My older cat O.P. has to have the food we are feeding now. He has a very sensitive digestive system and this brand and variety are one of the few that don't cause problems.