Sunday, December 5, 2010
So...hell has frozen over today
I'm not going to go into why I'm so anal about pet food. I figure it as I wouldn't eat food from McDonalds every day, and since I work at an organic food cooperative, I have 'standards' I set for my cats as well as for myself.
Bella Mae hasn't shown much interest in eating, she'll eat a little, but not a lot. She seems as tho she's getting thinner and thinner...she's an older cat, but by god. Seriously.
I've been told several times by those who are enthusiasts on cats (not professional or anything, but merely those who have owned cats and may or may not feed what I would want to feed my kitties) that perhaps the issue is that Bella simply isn't used to what I feed.
Books and books galore I own would state a cat could get used to it. I was never able to transition Bella to anything better because I had no knowledge of what she ate previously. She ended up getting really sick because I gave her food she was so completely not used to eating.
She's had so many stomach and dietary issues from ibd to vomiting and god knows what else. Then to see her hardly eating anything to sustain herself on...and I hate taking her to the vet only to be given things that really do her no good at all!
So I sat...I'm in a mood today anyways. I figured 'now would be a good time to see how the roads are' and it is daylight. See if I'd be able to get back in my 'wanna be' driveway. So I went to Wal-Mart because I knew they had some 'sample' sizes of cat food. I bought the 'better' end of junk food -Goodlife Recipe both regular and indoor varieties. Some moist food to.
I gave Bella Mae a tiny bit of food to try, and I took a video of it....she simply snarfed it down like it was her last meal. She ate like she did when I first found her. I'll give her another little bit in a half-hour or so if she keeps this down. Some with some digestive enzyme on it.
Lately Bella has been more and more insistent on wanting people food...different aromas intrigue her, and obviously her food isn't 'good enough' I guess.
Bella is my baby...and by god...if I have to stoop down and give into the fact that I need to re-introduce 'quality' food to her...so be it. Let her eat what she will eat for now and I can introduce better food gradually.
I was sad that Wal-Mart was so busy. I literally was almost overcome by anxiety when standing in line. Express lane was going to take just as long as using a regular one...so I stood behind someone and waiting for my turn...stomach felt queasy and I just 'sucked it up'
I hope it's worth it...I hope this food helps Bella Mae feel better...I hope I didn't make a giant mistake.