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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Eating Questions, plus intro...

Hello everyone,

I've been reading the forum here for quite a bit. Lots of neat information.

Let me give a bit of a background with a question...

I have a very friendly stray that we took in several years ago. I don't think he knows he is a cat, which is somewhat fun to watch!

I also have a very nice, Calico, with a little bit of a weight problem (It's genetic, she came from a rather poor background.) Out of all the cats in the littler, she's the only one that's left due to health problems (about 4 years or so).


My question is about her. She'll occasionally get into the mood where she's worried I'm going to die or something, so she'll never get feed again. So, she'll scarf down her dinner and about 1/2 later it'll make a re-appearance, usually on the carpet.

Anything I can do, or anyone have something to recommend to get her to slow down a bit while eating?

Thanks everyone.

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Put a golf ball in her food dish. If it's wet food, smash it down on the plate, the flatter it is, the more difficult to get it up. Putting dry food in a treat ball makes them work for it one by one. Tossing it across the kitchen floor means they have to walk a step or two to each piece and slows them down.


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I agree with all the above, treat balls and tossing kibbles across the floor when you have time is great for slowing them and it's good mental stimulation, it could also help her loose some weight.
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treat ball? I thought they only made them for dogs? Do they have a smaller version?
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you can make one yourself with plastic easter eggs. You just have to drill a hole and smooth the edges of it down
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You can make them or buy them, I bought two at petco, these are what I bought: http://www.slimcat.com/eng/index.htm

They enjoy them, especially Willie and you can set the holes to many different sizes so it's easy at first and more difficult once they understand what to do.
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You can make them or buy them, I bought two at petco, these are what I bought: http://www.slimcat.com/eng/index.htm

They enjoy them, especially Willie and you can set the holes to many different sizes so it's easy at first and more difficult once they understand what to do.
OMG I want one! but of course I can't find it on Petco's websight. Now I'm ging to be on the hunt for it.
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Put a golf ball in her food dish.
A golf ball?

How does that slow down their eating? By forcing them to take smaller bites?
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Peggy likes chasing golfballs around the house.

bloomin nearly killed me when I stepped on one the other day.
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A golf ball? Shocked

How does that slow down their eating?
yes, they have to take the time to eat around the ball so they slow down and cannot take huge bites. I had to start feeding Willie on a plate with the food spread out to stop him from taking huge bites and choking.
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