For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

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For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Catman123 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:35 pm

We own two cats who used to love Felix and ate it without hesitation. However a couple of months ago they went off it completely. They take a sniff and then do not eat it. We were wondering if there has been a recipe change and if this is a trait that others have experienced in their cats.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Kay » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:40 pm

Where do you buy it from? I ask because Tiffany wouldn't eat Felix until I read that there is a different formulae for Europe, so I tried her on Felix AGAIL from Zooplus, and she eats every flavour, whilst one of the two strays I feed outside will only eat the Felix sold in UK supermarkets.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Jacks » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:30 am

No, no problem - although they get fussy if they have the same flavours all the time, so I change them every now and then. I have to admit they are spoilt and love the sprinkles on top that come with Felix Crunchies. They also love the Felix Sensations Sauces variety, so sometimes I share a sachet between them on top of their regular Felix as an additional treat... :roll:

Cats love being spoiled. Strays are never fussy, but they have a personality change when they've got all four paws firmly under the table.. :lol:

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Post by Mayday21 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:07 am

I’ve been giving the Famous Five from Oz the beef, chicken & salmon as well as chicken & turkey. So far so good. Haven’t tried the Sensation Sauces. They get fresh meat & chicken necks at the weekend.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Ruth B » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:41 am

I think mine are both fussy and manipulative, their normal fare is Felix AGAIL, however every so often they start to turn their furry little noses up at it. At that point I normally end up buying a couple of boxes of something else, Gourmet Gold, Gourmet Pearl or even Asda's Tiger brand, all of which seem to go down well for a week or two then it's back to the Felix. This is the reason I end up with several half empty boxes of different cat food in the cupboard, fortunately it has a long shelf life and normally gets eaten before it goes off. i also start limiting their food more if they are leaving loads of it, instead of 2 pouches three times a day between the three of them, if half of what was put down at one meal is still there when i'm sorting out the next they only get one pouch that meal.

There are things that definitely effect their apatite, the temperature certainly does, they eat more when it's cold. I am however also starting to think that the air pressure changes might also effect them, then there is the phase of the moon, and the planetary conjunctions which might have an effect. Of course at the moment you also have to take in to account climate change and Brexit as everything seems to be effected by those two things at the moment.

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Post by vanilla » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:31 pm

After reading comments from the experienced cat owners over the years, I now give my cats several brands of food to eat. I no longer stick to one brand of wet food due to them turning up their noses, should the recipe change. I have Felix AGAIL, Whiskas, Natures Menu Country Hunter, James Wellbeloved, Royal Canin, Gourmet and Lily's Kitchen. If they don't like a particular flavour I mix it with dry food and they eat it.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by MichaelRen » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:12 pm

My cat has started acting very picky around Whiskas lately. He's been eating it for 6 months now. I guess it's time to mix things up a little.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by bobbys girl » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Mine used to love AGAIL, but just recently seem to have gone off it, starting with the lamb and salmon varieties. Just lately they lick off the gravy/jelly and leave everything else.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Lilith » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:43 pm

Hey Bobbys girl! How's things? So glad you're back! :D

Yeah mine often go off Felix; someone on here (I think it was Faerie Evenstar) said 'cats are neophiles' and the faddy little beggars do like a change ... when they stop eating the Felix I put down Sheba ... when they stop eating the Sheba I switch them to Felix again ... and they tuck in ... :lol:

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by vijay_rangari » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:31 pm

Yep been having problems with Felix for the past 12 months or so, mostly Meaty Selection but the fish one. Sometimes the Chicken has white spots in it and he won't eat it. If I try another box and it looks OK, then he will eat it. Also had problems with Ham and Salmon. Same flavour from another box and all OK.
Anecdotally, I feel like the problems are only happening with Supermarket bought (Asda/Tesco/Wilkinsons) and not when I buy from Pets at Home, but I can't be 100% sure. I'll start only buying from Pets at Home and see if the problem clears up. People need to know as alot is getting wasted.

I have messaged the manufacturer, will be interesting to see what they say.....

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Mollycat » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:16 pm

No issues here with good as it looks

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Mackemdeka » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:22 am

Hi
I have noticed that there is a mixture of blue and silver foil pouches in the 40 pack mixed flavour box. The silver pouches are turned down immediately by our 2 cats. The blue ones are devoured. I had a live chat with Purina on this and was told that during lockdown, they had to get supplies from another factory in Europe and they have a slightly different recipe. I have just opened a box and 2 out of 4 flavours are silver pouches. Essentially going to throw away half a box. When we have changed brands in the past, the cats have been sick after feeding. Any suggestions?

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Post by Grinchy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:32 pm

My Buffy didn't like the salmon and tuna flavours in the UK box.

I bought the duck/ lamb mix from zooplus and she eats all four flavours.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Justmai » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:53 pm

My 3 older cats stopped eating Felix a year ago so we changed to hilife it’s natural and haven’t looked back since have noticed a big change in them as well. Lot more active. Coats skin eyes are much improved and I have one cat with ibs she is 14 years old always had issue with runny poo with blood she had been vet checked a lot over the years but since feeding her hilife not had a problem her digestive system seems to be 100% better

We started my one year old kittens on it nearly from the start of having them had to introduce it slowly as they were on Felix from cat rescue the both had the runs on Felix again since changing them i over no more digestive issues.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by booktigger » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:57 pm

Just be careful when feeding HiLife, as not all of their range is complete and complimentary foods can cause health issues

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by AKUM » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:39 am

Yes, ditto. Mine is the same. Tried Felix and he is adamant, sniffs and refuses to eat.

So moving to Gourmet and other brands.

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by Kay » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:05 am

after years of feeding the cat who lives outside in my garden chicken, Gourmet and Felix AGAIL, and him leaving loads for the slugs and magpies, I find he eats up every scrap of tinned Tesco own brand and Whiskas in jelly - which is saving me a fortune and I am relieved not to have a bin full of unrecyclable pouches, or cut myself on the lids of the Gourment

I have come to the conclusion cats care about texture as well as taste, and the softer texture of the lumps in the cheaper food are easier for him than the tough bits in the AGAIL

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Re: For those who feed their cats Felix, has anyone noticed that their cats have stopped eating it?

Post by evercleargirl_82 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:46 am

Hi guys...

So I googled what's going on with Felix cat food and found this page! I have been wondering as my 4 cats, living in pairs in separate parts of the house, all go off the food at the same time.
I know they don't like the ham/duck flavour at all but I wondered about the quality of the meat 🤔
I do appreciate it's cat food and it's not prime select or anything but I just find it odd they all go off it at the same time.
Plus, they are actually hungry! Like literally begging for food but refuse to eat AGAIL....
I will try switching brands to see if that helps but it seems more something to do with the food than anything else...
2 are neutered males, brothers but from different litters (6months apart) age 6 & 6 1/2 then my girls are 17 & 15 from completely different families.... Again neutered, all indoor cats...

Yes I agree weather can play a part in it but as it's getting colder I would think they would be wanting to eat more. As I said, they are clearly hungry, just refuse to eat.

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