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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Younger cat eating all the food

Someone can move this to nutrition if it needs to be there...couldn't decide.

Basically Pookie has always been a grazer. I feed them both the same amount, morning and evening, and Muffin finishes hers in one sitting, but Pookie eats a little and likes to come back later. Well I was brushing Pookie today and I noticed she felt a little thin...I think Muffin has been finishing her food. I should have figured that was going on, I feel bad for not keeping a better eye on it, but Pookie hasn't been acting hunrgry or anything.

When I saw Pookie downstairs by herself later on today I called her over and gave her some extra food. As soon as I did Muffin showed up out of nowhere and I had to sit there and shoo her off while Pookie ate. Then the phone rang, and when I came back Muffin was finishing the food again.

Anyone have any ideas? Am I going to have to feed them seperately from now on? Or seperate Pookie mid day and give her an extra snack?
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I would reduce Pookie's food to just what she'll eat so Muffin isn't overeating and give Pookie a snack by herself midday as you were thinking.


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Someone can move this to nutrition if it needs to be there...couldn't decide.

Basically Pookie has always been a grazer. I feed them both the same amount, morning and evening, and Muffin finishes hers in one sitting, but Pookie eats a little and likes to come back later. Well I was brushing Pookie today and I noticed she felt a little thin...I think Muffin has been finishing her food. I should have figured that was going on, I feel bad for not keeping a better eye on it, but Pookie hasn't been acting hunrgry or anything.

When I saw Pookie downstairs by herself later on today I called her over and gave her some extra food. As soon as I did Muffin showed up out of nowhere and I had to sit there and shoo her off while Pookie ate. Then the phone rang, and when I came back Muffin was finishing the food again.

Anyone have any ideas? Am I going to have to feed them seperately from now on? Or seperate Pookie mid day and give her an extra snack?
That pookie is a little bratty huh?
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I would reduce Pookie's food to just what she'll eat so Muffin isn't overeating and give Pookie a snack by herself midday as you were thinking
I have to do the same thing with Femme and Little Blue.
I feed just enough for the three cats and I know Bullet will what he is suppose to but Little Blue is a hog will just eat and eat and eat and poor Femme doesn’t get her share. (I noticed this while I was unemployed and could watch and monitor their eating habits) So I give Femme extra food without the other cats knowing. I even feed her a different kind so she thinks it's a treat and will actually eat it not just graze it over.
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I have to feed my cats separately. Cleo and Cali are little hoovers who will suck up anything edible. Or not.

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I have to feed my cats separately. Cleo and Cali are little hoovers who will suck up anything edible. Or not.
I assume you've seen the Get Fuzzy about what constitutes edibility.... someone posted it here a while ago.
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No, never heard of it. I'll do a search.

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I searched quickly and in the thread I was thinking of, the image had been removed.

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I couldn't find it on Cat Forum, but I found the website - hysterical!

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I have to feed my cats separately. Cleo and Cali are little hoovers who will suck up anything edible. Or not.
Yep, same goes for Dani, Mahlee, Phoebe and Fenway...hogs. Trot sits there like a patient gentleman waiting for his turn in the background and Franny yells at me to bring some food to her bowl in the other room. Otherwise, she'd never get a turn.
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