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Why does not cat eat off paper tableware?

This is regarding my kitten who had diarhea for a month. She's been doing fine for about a month now- no diarhea. She is eating her new food- limited ingredient diet. My other three cats love it. Before I changed her diet she ate low quality food- Fancy Feast- the grilled variety which contains a lot of gravy. Her new food has no gravy so it is a different consistency. She finally seems to like it but she does not want to eat it off of a plate bought from paper tableware wholesale. I use paper plates for their wet food because they leave some of it and it gets caked on the plate and I have to wash it after each feeding and then they don't want to eat off of it because the plate smells like dish soap.

My kitten (well not so much a kitten anymore as she weighs 9lbs) does not like to eat off of plates. She will sniff at the food and walk away. she will eat out of your hands or if you put some of the food on the floor she gobbles it right up. Is this just a quirky behavior or is something strange going on here?

Re: Why does not cat eat off paper tableware?

  • Paper plates aren't very eco-friendly. Why don't you post this on the "Pets" board?
  • A: I would not waste paper plates to feed my animals

    B: I would not let my animals eat off of my dinnerware

    C: I don't understand why you don't buy a cat water and food dish.... 

  • One of my two cats has Irritable Bowel Disorder, so he's on a grain free diet.  When we were first trying to find the right food for him, we tried some wet food, but he didn't want it.  We switched to a dry food, and it worked great.  The cats now eat Taste of the Wild, and we have a continuous feeder.  I suggest you try to switch to a dry food formula.  If it works for you and your kitty, you won't have to do nearly as many dishes, won't be throwing plates away multiple times a day, and you won't be getting rid of as many containers (cans).
  • image ThompsonHM2:

    A: I would not waste paper plates to feed my animals

    B: I would not let my animals eat off of my dinnerware

    C: I don't understand why you don't buy a cat water and food dish.... 

     These three things are really important

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