Help me put one cat on a diet without starving another! Staying sane would be nice too.
November 1, 2011 5:58 PM Subscribe
Please share your most brilliant advice on switching cats from free feeding to scheduled feeding in a multiple-cat household
posted by gilsonal to pets & animals (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been trying for years to get my cat to lose weight. Today he tops the scale at nearly 20 lbs and is having problems grooming as a result.
I'm feeding a grain free diet (Blue Wilderness I think its called) and my other cat has lost weight on this. Meanwhile Tobias is getting bigger and bigger.
I tried doing this in the past and gave up due to my irregular schedule (I now work 8-5) and my other cats tendency to announce constantly the empty state of her bowl. Also, the overweight cat will eat my other cat's food, leaving her hungry, which is no fair.
Separating them for eating hasn't worked in the past because they only eat a small amount when given the food and then are hungry later.
Please share your most amazing, genius suggestions on ways to make this work. I'm feeling very committed, and am willing to put up with some crying on their behalf in the short-term for some longer term health improvements. At the same time, I can't imagine how this is realistically going to work.