I have 3 cats (and yes, I know Unca Cecil’s feelings for felines) and have fed them the same ‘premium’ cat food since they were kittens, starting in 1991. One day, through poor planning, I ran out and it was too late in the evening to find a pet store open that carried Iams brand. Since you can’t get it at the local grocery, I figured what the hey, and bought a small box of Purina Cat Chow. All 3 of them wolfed it down in no time.
The next day, I went and bought the regular stuff (Iams) and mixed it in thier food dish with the remaining Purina.
The little buggers took out every piece of the Iams in the dish and left it on the floor and finished off the Purina stuff.
Since then, they won’t eat anything else, to the point of losing weight if the only food is the ‘good’ stuff. Granted, Purina is cheaper and easier to get, but I wonder:
Is there something in Purina that cats find more addicting than catnip?
I have talked to a few people who have done something similar, and they had basically the same experience