I fostered 2 "failure to thrive, orphaned, special needs" kittens that were refered to as the Incredible Shrinking kittens. No matter what they did these kittens remained sick and were loosing weight rather than gaining. By the time I got them, they were 3 or 4 months old, one was just under 8 oz, the other barely over 1 lbs. Long story short, I ended up adopting these two. Because of their malnutrition and difficulty putting on weight, my vet and I had an eating schedule that accomodated weight gain. Well, now my little girl, the one that was nearly 8 oz when I got her, is fine with weight. When the vet saw where she was at she recommended an appropriate amount for her to eat. Problem is, she is now a panic eater. She eats her food really quickly and then goes and tries to push her way in to all the other animal's food dish, including the dog! Not only does she try to eat the other animal's food but she tries to eat ours as well. She knows better than to get on the table or bug us if we are sitting at the table, but occasionally we do sit in the living room with our dinner and eat in there and she very persistantly attempts to climb onto the stands and go after our food, water, coffee, ANYTHING! And she's very anxious about it...you see the panic in her face of, "I gotta eat, I gotta eat, I gotta eat". So my question is, does anyone have any tricks that can have her settle down, not be so panicky about food? She is starting to get this soft fatty pudge and extra skin on the sides and because she had nourishment issues at the beginning of her life, she is still quite small in stature, which makes the fat look even more prominent. I just want my kitty to be healthy. Her brother didn't make it due to other health complications and I am worried that too much weight for her small frame may flare up any hidden viruses she may have dormant and I loose her too.