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Old 01-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My girls get three meals, 7:45 a.m., 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.
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My girls get three meals, 7:45 a.m., 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Set time is a really good idea, I should try something like with with mine. Currently I'm feeding her small meals on demand (she gets sick if she eats very much at once) like ~6 times a day..
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Set time is a really good idea, I should try something like with with mine. Currently I'm feeding her small meals on demand (she gets sick if she eats very much at once) like ~6 times a day..
Set times works well for my cats too.

Maisie can be very anxious about food because he was a stray, so if he doesn't know exactly when his next meal is coming, he starts fussing to be fed even if he isn't hungry just to make sure he won't go without.

If he knows he's getting fed at a certain time (doesn't have to be right on the dot, just ballpark) he doesn't have to worry about it between meals, and I find he's a lot calmer.
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Set times works well for my cats too.

Maisie can be very anxious about food because he was a stray, so if he doesn't know exactly when his next meal is coming, he starts fussing to be fed even if he isn't hungry just to make sure he won't go without.

If he knows he's getting fed at a certain time (doesn't have to be right on the dot, just ballpark) he doesn't have to worry about it between meals, and I find he's a lot calmer.
I have found Boo (who was also a stray) is the same. I always fed her three times a day but i started being very regimented with the times when i started to transition Bee onto the same meal plan.

At 9am, 1pm and 9pm now Bee is sitting by her mat like "OK, I have a reservation Maam il take the chicken please"


Its funny how they just know.

As for what age to transition her to adult food, i read that a year was a good age. we transitioned Bee after a year and her weight has balanced out and been pretty good since.

I weigh them on my wii fit.
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My kitty eats a tablespoon of canned for breakfast and dinner and has dry food out all the time. She is a healthy 9lbs but some cats have a problem with free feeding unlike Stella.
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Yeah, set times would be great. Except every time I walk in the house, they think it's meal time. I come home after work, feed the girls, go to the gym, and when I come back home, they get all excited because they think it's time to eat again!
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Thanks for the replies. She only had 2 meals today because I was at a bday party for my niece & then I had to take Shadow to the vet to get the lump checked out in her belly.


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