Calling the Hive Vet in The Chat Board Posted January 25, 2018 I've got a picky cat who will throw up or not eat if the food is not to her liking. I've learnt what types of textures of wet food she likes and stick with that, for her it's shredded meat in gravy or stock. She refuses pate textures or reconsituted chunk types and hates fish. There are also some of the shredded type that will make her throw up and I've narrowed it down to the starches that are added to thicken the gravy/stock. She does better if the flavours of food are constantly changing. If I feed her the same thing in a row more than twice then she'll generally refuse to eat it again for a few weeks. If you can find a simple complete cat food that's shredded chicken or shredded chicken and other things in a stock they seem to down well for all the cats we've had. Just make sure to buy a complete wet food not a supplementary/complementary one.