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Old 03-26-2005, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two cats, four months old. Anyway, I have one bowl for their dry food, but I wonder if I should have separate bowls for their wet food. They kind of bang heads and try to push each other out of the way, each one is trying to get as much wet food as possible. Is it better to have separate bowls for them?
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use separate bowls. Separate trays. Separate rooms.
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its better to use separate bowls as you can see who is eating how much etc.
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Though I see the advantage of separate bowls ... mine won´t go for it. No matter what I tried, they like to eat out of the same bowl at the same time. I ended up buying them a larger bowl so there is enough room for the both of them.
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I have four cats, four dishes. They tend to move from dish to dish as they are eating though. I don't know why, but they like to trade.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My cats share the Fresh Flow water fountain, but they each have their own food bowls (although they eat out of both of them)
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well my dogs have seperate bowls and if I had 2 cats I'd have seperate bowls to.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have 10 cats... they have 1 dry food bowl, 1 can food bowl, and 1 water dish. They never seem to eat all at the same time so it isn't a problem. They have food 24/7 anyway so even if a couple are eating, the others wait their turn and come back later.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I free feed my two cats as well...and I just bought larger bowls so I only have 1 dry food 1 wet food and 1 water bowl.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have 10 cats... they have 1 dry food bowl, 1 can food bowl, and 1 water dish...They have food 24/7
Well you have 10 cats ranging in age from 8 months to 10 years, so I can't argue with success, but I should point out to our other newer members who may read this that it's generally not recommended to leave wet food out for free feeding as wet food can spoil.
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