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my cats love fatty things...why?

I have two 10 year old, part Maine Coon cats(pic of Leo) who love fatty things and I'm wondering if it's a deficiency in their diet? [more inside]
posted by fromageball on Apr 10, 2014 - 14 answers

How to take in a second cat who also eats special prescription food?

We have an old cat who eats special prescription food. We are thinking about taking in a friend's old cat who also eats special prescription food. Is there a convenient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Jan 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Eat your dinner or you get it for breakfast. Cat.

Cat food filter: When presented with the same brand and same flavor of wet cat food, my cat will wolf it down at my mother's house and at a friend's house, but not at my house. He used to eat it constantly at my house as well, but suddenly stopped last spring. What gives? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Aug 30, 2012 - 17 answers

Colitis in cats?

Colitis in cats? What to do? Diet? Help! (long and poop-related...sorry) [more inside]
posted by fromageball on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Need suggestions for some sensitive stomach cat food.

Need suggestions for some sensitive stomach cat food. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me put one cat on a diet without starving another! Staying sane would be nice too.

Please share your most brilliant advice on switching cats from free feeding to scheduled feeding in a multiple-cat household [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Nov 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Are my cats addicted to carby grains?

Should I force my cats to switch to the healthier food or let them continue eating the not-so-great stuff they seem to prefer? [more inside]
posted by addelburgh on Aug 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Your tips for feeding four cats while I'm out of town?

Overnight is one thing, but how can I make sure my four feline snowflakes get proper nutrition while their humans are off on a three-day cross-country jaunt? Given we've got one cat with food intolerances, one super-picky princess, one food-snatcher, and one with what the vet has described as a "highly efficient colon" (meaning she needs wet food every day), things are going to need a bit more consideration and prep-work than just leaving a big bowl of crunchies out. Please, kittyfolks, share your wisdoms! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Itchy kids and food allergies

If a baby's eczema was food allergy related - and reacted to the proteins of that food through breast milk - would you expect a flare-up when the food itself was finally introduced directly? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Jan 17, 2011 - 10 answers

I will not eat them in a bowl / I will not eat them with a roll.

Cats are weird. Help me figure out if this shift in eating habits is a problem. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Oct 19, 2009 - 17 answers

Fuckin' cats, Donny.

Question about the feeding of two cats on different diets. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 22, 2009 - 13 answers

What disease do cats get from a lack of people food?

What risk does a cat take in not eating people food? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Feb 12, 2009 - 26 answers

How can we get our cats to share food better?

We have two cats, Olive and Leo. Olive is really starting to put on the pounds, and we'd like to start restricting her diet a bit, but we can't figure out how to make it so she doesn't eat Leo's food. [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Dec 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Highly absorbent; highly nutritious?

Could I eat cat litter? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Oct 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Feeding My Cats Homemade Raw Meat Diet - Good Idea?

I want to make my own homemade, raw meat (chicken and rabbit) cat food. My girlfriend thinks it's a bad idea. Almost everything I can find on the interwebs suggest that feeding a cat a BARF (biologically appropriate raw food) diet is healthy for the cat. This wiki suggests that there is no scientific evidence pointing to a clear resolution - in the references section there are some vets arguing one way or the other, but nothing concrete. Has anyone been there, done that, or have any other advice? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jun 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Why can't we eat our house pets?

How is eating a dog or cat more morally objectionable than eating cow, pig, chicken, etc? It's a crime to eat them in the U.S.A., but why? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Dec 5, 2007 - 54 answers

Will cats on feeding cycles chunk up if offered a bottomless bowl?

How likely is it to switch the eating patterns of a sister pair of 1 year old cats without them becoming overweight? [more inside]
posted by sublivious on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Miaow, I'm hungry

Our cat eats like a pig. [more inside]
posted by holgate on Jan 7, 2007 - 25 answers

Cat Feeding

CatFilter: We've just taken in a friend's cat for two weeks. Unfortunately, it turns out that this cat is fed dry food twice a day, while our cat just grazes at her dry food all day. The visiting cat has no self-control over food and so we can't just leave our cat's food out, as it'll get eaten and make the visiting cat sick. Can my cat adapt to regulated feeding on such short notice? If she doesn't get enough to eat, until she learns to adapt, will there be side effects? I'm at a total loss here as to what to do.
posted by livii on Jul 22, 2004 - 7 answers

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