Finicky eaters might make you worry as a pet parent. While healthy pets are unlikely to starve themselves due to picky eating, they could end up with unbalanced nutrition—similar to a child who wants to eat only ice cream and skip their broccoli.
Also, picky eating habits can make it harder to give your pet medications when needed, or to maintain a healthy weight during illness.
For all these reasons, it’s best to find a healthy, nutritionally complete recipe your picky eater loves!
Here are a few tips (for healthy adult dogs and cats) that can encourage better eating habits…
If your pet doesn’t eat anything after 15-30 minutes, put the food away. Then try again a few hours later. This helps your pet develop the habit of eating food when you offer it.
Moisture enhances the food’s aroma, which attracts your pet’s sensitive nose. Canned food can also enhance the taste of kibbles.
When adding water or canned food, throw out any uneaten food after a couple of hours.
We encourage you to contact our customer service team to determine how much canned food is appropriate to add, too much can cause weight gain.
With Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals, you can try different recipes without stomach upset when you switch between flavors, allowing you to see which flavors your pet likes best.
Once you find a recipe your picky eater likes, it’s best to stick with that. Otherwise, too much variety can reinforce their finicky eating habits.
If your pet has any unusual symptoms or changes in behavior, goes 24 hours without eating, or suddenly becomes a picky eater when they’re usually not picky, check with your veterinarian because there could be an underlying medical cause.