Changing to Natural Cat Food

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Changing what you eat every day is hard to do. Just like it’s a challenge for you, changing to natural cat food can be a challenge for your cats too. Just imagine how you’d feel if one day you came downstairs and none of your favorite foods were available any more. It would be a bit stressful. Thankfully, there are things that you can to do make changing to natural cat food easier for your pets.

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Changing to Natural Cat Food

Switching cat foods can be challenging if you don’t do it the right way. We have switched our cats’ food several times throughout the years and sometimes it has gone more smoothly than others.  Since I have taken a natural pet care challenge, we are working on changing to natural cat food for all three of our cats.  Only Natural Pet is an all natural brand of pet products that is available from Their products keep out chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, allergens, and anything artificial (flavors, colors, sweeteners, etc.). Only Natural Pet uses fresh meats, fresh fruits and veggies, free range and cage-free meats and no added antibiotics or hormones.

Here are a few tips that will help you make changing to natural cat food easier.

  • Start by adding a bit of the new food to your cat’s existing food. Start by ratio of 1:3 (one part new to three parts old) and slowly transition based on how much your cat seems to take to the new food.
  •  Be patient it can take a few weeks especially if your cat is older or picky like ours.
  • Make sure that the cats have a quiet, private spot to enjoy their food. This will help keep their stress level down.
  • Try hand feeding your cat a few pieces of the new food as a treat to begin with. For some reason, our cats think anything hand feed is to be gobbled up quickly.

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We had the chance to try several items from Only Natural Pet including their natural cat food, treats and a few of the supplements. We are very impressed with the quality of the products and the selection on the website.  I love that there are some pet treats and foods that are suitable for both cats and dogs. This is a huge time and expense savings because you can get one food for both your pets. No need to order two separate ones or store two separate foods.

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Of course, there are products specific to both dogs and cats as well. You can find things like flea collars, shampoo and conditioner, cat litter and more. I love that they have a complete line of all natural solutions for your pets. I urge you to start changing to natural cat food today. Visit for more information on what they have to offer.



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  1. It makes sense to choose for our pets as carefully as we choose for ourselves. 
  2. That is just awesome. I love making the choice to go natural. I mean, I try to find only natural and healthy items for me and my family, why wouldn't I do the same for my petbaby?
  3. Never been a cat person. Last time we tried to rescue one it proceeded to throw up all over our new couch on day 1.  Never tried again after that.
  4. Stacey @ says
    We changed to a natural dog food for our beagle, and have never gone back!
  5. We were just talking about doing this with our trio of cats- your infromation will make this so much easier! Thank you!!
  6. I have never considered this before. Thanks for giving me something to think about.  :)
  7. Kelsey Apley says
    We don't have any cats but we feed our dog all natural products only! Nice to see you made the change, looks like winner to your kitty! 
  8. Amber Edwards says
    We have some of the Only Natural Pet treats for dogs and cat. I love that I can use the same product for both of our pets because the Cat is always in the dog's treats all the time anyway. SO this just helps us feel better that it is safe for him. 
  9. I really love when companies go natural for my pets. We have dogs and I like having natural food for them.
  10. Jen Temcio @dapperhouse says
    My dog eats natural pet food too. I do need to check out Pet360 to find a natural solution for his new health issues. He is getting older now and needs some TLC and natural products :) 
  11. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
    Great tips on introducing the change, Sending to a friend of mine that was just talking about doing this the other day. She'll love reading this!
  12. I just visited the pet360 that you linked above. They have so many cool products, especially for cats!
  13. My cats have food allergies so I have to be very careful about what I feed them. Good food is so important for pet health. I will be checking out Pet360!
    • Ellen Christian says
      Allergies definitely complicate the process, Pam. There's so many things they could be allergic to.
  14. Great tips for those of us with picky cats who don't take well to introducing new foods! 
  15. It's always comforting to find brands taking the natural route in pet food too. There  really is a lot of gunk out there in the food aisles!
  16. We try to do natural food for our pets, at least corn free always and try to be grain free entirely. It's tough because one of our cats has to be on a special urinary tract diet. 
  17. Love that they have dog stuff too!  Will have to check it out for my dog!
  18. Tammilee Tillison says
    These are great tips! We recently switched our cat to new food and she loves it. She started picking out the new food and ignoring the old food. 
  19. Amy Desrosiers says
    I do not have cats, but I have fond memories of hand feeding infant kittens when their mom abandoned them when i was younger. I think in the future, I'd love to get a Persian cat.
  20. Dawn Lopez says
    Thanks for these tips! My furbabies appreciate it, I always try to take care when switching their foods to prevent upset. Only Natural Pet sounds amazing!
  21. I want to get my cats moved over to a completely all natural cat food.
  22. Kathleen Garber says
    Seriously what is it with pets thinking food is something special just because you hand feed it to them. Our pets do that too. Dog/cat food is suddenly a "treat." It's so funny.
  23. Katy Rawson says
    I never thought about how switching my pet's food could be disturbing to him. It makes sense. Adding a bit of the new food to the familiar one is a good idea. And you're right about our kitties liking to eat out of our hands. They think they are getting something sneaky.
  24. Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
    Great post Ellen. As a cat lover, I want only the best for my kitties! We just switched to a Grain-Free Wet and Dry Food and they are loving it!
  25. Our dogs are a huge part of our lives.  I agree that they should eat as good as we do.  What a great tip to mix the foods together until they get used to the new food.   
  26. We don't have any pets but if we did I would treat the same as I treat ourselves. This sounds like a great product, all natural is the way to go.
  27. That's really smart to just switch out a bit at a time. I would totally have used up my bag and then made a cold turkey switch! Probably wouldn't go over as well. 
  28. We will be changing our kittens to adult food soon. We also do the gradual change over here. I'm going to check out Only Natural for them
  29. I am an avid ingredient list reader in my own food, as well as my pets. No cats here but the dog eats well!
  30. We actually make our dog's food homemade because of an illness he has. If we did not we would use a natural food. Great to know the options that are available!
    • Ellen Christian says
      I've considered trying that with our cats. For now, I like knowing that there are all natural cat foods.
  31. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
    I wish we could try this! Looks great! Both my pets are on prescription food at the moment.
    • Ellen Christian says
      That is difficult, Kristin. We had one on a prescription food last year but he didn't like the taste :(

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