I'm trying to get my Sophie onto a diet of raw, fresh meat, alternating with FF Classics. She was already eating Jimbo's raw cat food (veal or beef) before she was diagnosed with DM, but at that stage she also ate Whiskas wet food (with jelly or gravy) and a little Purina One dry food. At first, while she was desperately hungry, she would eat anything I put in front of her and she lapped up the FF pate, mixed with a little water. Now her BG numbers have come down - almost always in the low yellows and blues - and her appetite has decreased. That's all good, but she's now refusing to eat the FF, no matter what I do. She's also refusing the Friskies pate foods. I think she just doesn't like the pasty texture - and I've tried all flavours. I've tried sprinkling grated Parmesan cheese on top, mixing the FF with warm water, even mixing cooked chicken mince and its cooking water into the FF, but she won't even taste it. I've crushed some of the Royal Canin dry food for diabetic cats, - which she will eat - and sprinkled that on top too. No way will she go near it. She will eat tidbits of food that I cook for ourselves - beef, chicken, pork, fish, scrambled egg, cheese - and I could probably cope with that, except that, in August, we are going overseas for almost 4 months and my cats will be going into a cattery. They've been there before and I trust the owner, who is very experienced. She's had diabetic cats boarding before and she used to run our local SPCA. I need to get Sophie into a routine that will be more easy-care while she's in the cattery, which means that she won't be able to have special foods cooked for her. Getting the Jimbo's raw meat won't be a problem and nor would giving Sophie the FF or Friskies pates. Here in NZ, we don't have a lot of choice for wet food suitable for diabetic cats and FF and Friskies seem to be the only readily-available choices. I really need to get Sophie eating at least some of those, or she may not be able to go into the cattery, which would mean having her euthanized, because we have no one else who could look after her and we can't avoid the overseas travel. I really want to avoid having her put to sleep - we love her so much - so please, I desperately need ideas on how to get her to eat FF or Friskies.