The idea is to sprinkle a small bit of flavor enticement on top of the new food; a sampling of bribes that many report success with include:
- Dried/shaved bonito flakes;
- Purina Fortiflora - a probiotic (we're using it for its flavor properties in this instance) that's formulated using animal digest, the same oh-so-tasty-to-cats ingredient that pet food manufacturers coat dry food with to make it palatable;
- Halo Liv-a-Littles freeze-dried chicken treats, crushed and sprinkled over food, or any other brand of freeze-dried meat treats;
- A small bit of kitty's soon-to-be-former dry kibble crushed in a mortar and pestle or clean coffee bean grinder sprinkled on the food.
Bear in mind that bribery is NOT always a necessity. Some of our purring friends dive right in to a diet with a new texture or flavor with no fuss and never look back. Still if you're gearing up to change the diet, it's a good idea to have one or more of these tricks up your sleeve at the ready.
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