In July, Cammie became sick, having one of her continual-vomiting episodes. The only cause of it that I could determine was a possibly contaminated tin of the Z/D soft-food that she eats. I have been watchful since then for any further tins with unusual textures.
Yesterday, I opened a new tin of Z/D and gave some of its contents to the princess for dinner. She refused to eat. I had warmed her meal and added a little water to it, as she prefers, but she still didn’t want it. The food looked no different than that which she did not hesitate to consume. But, considering her recent illness, I didn’t want to take any chances, and threw out that portion of food; in fact, I disposed of the whole tin. I opened a new one, and Cammie ate without reluctance. By this morning, half the new tin had been finished.
Though I couldn’t discern any difference between the refused food and that that was eaten, there was clearly something about the former that Cammie disliked. It wasn’t a matter of adding more water or warming it or waiting a minute until she had changed her mind. There was a quality in the serving that was unpleasant to her. With her stomach’s extreme sensitivity to ingredients that it finds harmful, I bowed to her judgement. In this case, Cammie knew best.
Bless!x She's lovely!ReplyDelete
I can't say it enough times..
I~LOVE~PUSSY~CATS...! 😼 🐾🐾
Cammie, your human loves you so, and is quick to pick up on your signals! The Hubby and I have noticed in the last batch of canned food, that the texture is different, and the way the can looks when first opened has changed. And we aren't nearly as perceptive as our kitties!ReplyDelete
Good thing you "listened" to her too. I suspect that quality control in pet food plants is lacking, though it probably is for human food processing plants too. Hence all the recalls, for both pet and human food.ReplyDelete
I fear all cat food companies do dodgy things with their formulas from time to time. It sounds like this brand occasionally puts something in that disagrees with Cammie, and after her previous experience, she was smart enough to reject it.ReplyDelete
cammie; de noze noez N if de noze noez de foodz funkee in sum fashion......well.. sew long funkee....w haz that happen round heer two ~~~~♥♥♥☺☺ReplyDelete
See, it always pays to listen to your pets. Obviously the term "dumb animals" is an oxymoron! Sometimes they are smarter than we are.ReplyDelete
With their heightened sense of smell, cats can detect changes that we never could.ReplyDelete
Oh yea, she can smell the not good and the good.ReplyDelete
Amazing how cats can know when something is off.ReplyDelete
Cammie is very smart.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you are attuned to her enough to "listen" to her really excellent communication. I wonder what was up with it? The Z/D? I have seen Katie do a similar things once in a great while..and finally gave up and opened another can. The under a dollar waste is of no consequence if she won't eat. And reading this from you, it may have been a very good thing.ReplyDelete
She may not be able to see the food well but we bet her nose knows. Cammie continue your vigilanceReplyDelete