It does? Maybe the cheap stuff smells or I got used to it. Neither of ours was that finicky. They liked the pouched stuff and premium cans. The Siamese would eat anything and usually polished off most of one of my kid’s supper anyways (and probably plenty else that I wasn’t aware of). Both were fed lots of things you’re not supposed to feed cats according to the books. One made it past 21 years the other 18 so I guess we did something right.