Why would you do that?!
Because he was diagnosed with IBD and vets say he should be on steroids forever. I cannot accept that since there is one more option I haven’t tried. I read a lot about cats who had IBD and got much…
You could try asking raw-fed-pets for some advice. Their blog has been very helpful to me so far, and they answer lots of people’s questions. Off the top of my head, I would try different kinds of meat. He may like certain meat better than others. If he goes crazy for tuna, you could try dripping some tuna juice on it to get him to taste it. You could also try offering it as a treat instead of with his meal at first if he’s more likely to try it that way. I’m going to be starting my cat on a raw diet soon, so I hope these tips will work for my cat, as I have a feeling she will be very finicky about it too.
I have tried everything you have suggested here :( Seriously, nothing works. There was only that one time when he would eat the skin off the turkey wing but that was it. No snacks, no trickts, no treats, no juice, not even the worst cat junk food works. If he likes the taste, he licks it off and spits the meat out.
I know how frustrating that must be. I tried switching my cat to wet canned food awhile back. I wasted a lot of cans before I found one she would even touch. Even then, she would mostly just lick the juices off and leave the meaty part, so I gave up. So I’m not hopeful for switching to raw, but I’m not going to give up this time. It can take a long time. Do you free feed yours or do they eat on a schedule? Have you tried withholding meals? If not, I would offer the meat, with or without a topping/something mixed in a few times throughout the day to see if hunger will help your kitty try it. If not, I’d still give him his regular dinner at the end of the day. You don’t want to withhold food for more than 24 hours, and I wouldn’t even do it that long, but being hungry for a little while won’t hurt.