how to feed two cats separately
May 28, 2007 11:22 AM Subscribe
I have two cats who are used to eating together. But one has a weight problem that needs to be controlled. How can I get them used to eating separately?
posted by logic vs love to pets & animals (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
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I have two cats, a 10-month old kitten and a 10-week old kitten. We got the 10-week old only a few weeks ago, but both cats are already close friends. Even though I tried to feed them in separate bowls to begin with, they quickly began eating out of the same bowl, making it impossible for me to tell how much food each is eating. The problem is, the 10-month old kitten is already a little overweight and will stop being a kitten fairly soon. She will have to be switched to adult cat food sometime soon, while the 10-week old will have to keep eating kitten chow for quite a while. I need to figure out how to get them eating out of separate food bowls and possibly at different times of day so that I can switch the older cat to regular cat food and control her weight.
The problem is, I have no clue how to do this. Currently, they eat only dry food (Iams Kitten food), which I leave available to them all day. I assume getting them used to timed feedings is part of the process, but what else should I do? How can I get my cats used to eating from separate bowls and leaving each other's food alone?