Re: Has anyone tried feeding just once a day?
Derive whatever you like from this observation;
I use an automatic feeder that dispenses the same small amount of dry food every 3 hours 8 times per day at 3am, 6, 9, 12, 3pm, 6, 9, 12. Morning is definitely the time I see the most food left over going into the next 3 hour period, as the 6am kibble is still mostly uneaten in their bowl by 9am. since having too much food in their bowl at any one time only increases the chance my cats will gorge and vomit, I will probably cancel either the 3am, 6am or 9am feeding.
I know a lot of members talk about how their cats are begging them for food first thing in the morning. I wonder if that has more to do with how early or much you feed them dinner, or how you've conditioned them to equate your waking with the attention they get from a meal.
I'm certain my cats can be conditioned to manage just fine on one evening feeding, however since my concern is vomit avoidance, I don't want to risk the certain mess of trying it. by evening, my 7lb cats eat both their 6pm and 9pm dry kibble (.5oz each), AND greedily eat over an Ounce of raw chicken each, without vomiting.