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27 February 2011 @ 10:32 am
It's Not The Noms, It's The Principle  
After her latest vet visit, we've been giving Heidi (in userpic) glucosamine supplements. She's in good shape for a 15ish-year-old cat, but definitely starting to show her age.

The cats mostly get dry food, but the powder works best with soft food so that it will stay on top instead of falling to the bottom. Whenever we give Heidi her special meal, the other cats come crowding around to demand their share. I put some of the soft food aside for the purpose and offered it to the other cats... who turned their noses up at it and continued trying to get at Heidi's.

It could be something about the smell of the glucosamine powder, but I suspect it's just annoyance that one of the cats seems to be getting special treatment.
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Monica: kittiescellio on February 27th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
I see that kind of jealousy in my house too. Erik was the first to need meds that go best mixed into canned food, and thus canned food entered the house. I had to feed him on a counter that the others couldn't jump up on, but I'd let them lick the spoon or have a little bit on the side as compensation. Then Baldur joined the "needs canned food" club, and Embla got even more demanding -- but while she'd lick the spoon, she wouldn't actually eat food that I put in a dish for her. She would, however, try to horn in on Baldur's bowl... Cats are weird. :-) (I've found a type of treat that Embla likes a lot, so I give her that while Baldur is eating the medicine-laced food. Mornings are complicated in my house.)