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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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Feeding Advice

Hiya all,

My 7 year old rescue Spirit whom I got in July was/is overweight. He is a big nuetered male frame wise. Pics of him in the photo gallery
Anyways on to my question. lol
As expected he is on a diet ( he was 7.6kg) about two weeks ago. Was 8.6 in May at the rescue.
My problem is he is such a greedy boy that when i do feed him especially in the morning ( half a 100gram sachet) then the other half about an hour later. He often vomits it back up cos he eats it so quickly. I've tried dry as well and he gobbles it so fast he does the same.
Spirit is otherwise a very healthy,happy and well settled boy.. Any hints,tips appreciated. I've been advised to not leave dry food out for him cos he has/would graze and put on weight.

My 15 year old has always been a vomiter so I have always given him 50 grams at a time and most of the time it seems to reduce the issue for him. Have to keep sitting room door shut at night so i can give my 15 year old extra as he has the opposite issue and needs a bit extra.. which makes feeding more fun.
Thanks for any advice,ideas. Much appreciated.
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Kaylesh, have you tried splitting his evening meal, so that he gets some food right before you go to bed? That should help to control his hunger, so he might not be in such a hurry to eat in the morning. My cat who passed away last December was like that - if she was too hungry overnight, she inhaled her food in the morning and then promptly regurgitated it. If I left a little kibble out overnight, that took care of the problem. Since Spirit shouldn't have dry food, maybe you can split the the wet food sachet at night the way you do in the morning?
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