Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
This happens often when a cat is switched from dry food to wet canned food....it's like "Wow! look what have I been missing all along!" Some breeds, especially Devon Rex, are known to be "food hounds" like mine are and it's really genetics with them. I think they would eat all day if I let them! Tho I've never tried that experiment. So they get fed a good meal morning and evening (Performatrin canned), and a snack meal at noon and late evening (a little Fancy Feast with a little kibbble or freeze-dried nuggets) before I go to bed. Any begging is ignored the rest of the time.
As far as your cat waking everyone up at 5:30 AM.....I would confine him to a room or basement with litter pan/water, cat basket or carrier for sleeping as far away from the bedrooms as possible....give him a wee snack in his sleeping place before your bedtime, and ignore any of his meowing. Use ear plugs if you need too. Everyone needs a good night's sleep! Good luck! and hope some of these suggestions will work for you.
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