Miaow, I'm hungry
January 7, 2007 12:37 PM Subscribe
Our cat eats like a pig.
posted by holgate to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
The backstory: we free-fed him for his first few months with us, until he started putting on weight and developing various hygiene problems related to having a large belly. So he's been on weight-management dry food for a while -- one that agrees with him -- and is down to a comfortable weight. But our lives are now somewhat dictated by his feeding schedule, since he empties his food bowl Hungry Hippo-style regardless of how much we give him. He throws kitty temper-tantrums when he's considers it feeding time: scratching furniture, knocking things from counters, chewing on wooden table corners and cables. We've wondered if he's bored, but we try to keep him as entertained as possible. (Getting another cat for company isn't an option right now.) Any ideas?