Has anyone else experienced this? Your cat being *too* into it's raw food, so into it in fact that they became aggressive towards you and other cats in the house?
My danes are raw fed, and besides getting super excited about dinner time .. I've never seen a cross reaction (well maybe a little if they get too close (in their kennels) while eating, but no one has ever gone after anyone.
The cats on the other hand, holy bejesus. I wanted to feed them raw like the danes (easier & cheaper honestly) but I had to stop after about 6 months. Things got dangerous.
They took about 2 months to get adjusted to eating it, but once they discovered that they actually *liked* it .. things took a turn for the worse. They started out just trying to climb my legs to get to their bowls as I walked across the kitchen, but it progressed into full on assaults.
The last few times it happened it went like this:
I got the food out and divvied it up into their bowls,
I put the bowls on the feeding tray (had to take it all at once or they would just perform a free for all on the counter when I walked away),
then go about putting bowls down in various locations & heights (they steal from each other if they can see each others bowls)
but before I could even set one bowl down I had cats launching at me from the cat tree, climbing my legs, growling and hissing at each other ..
it's hard to imagine (or maybe it isn't lol) but they were like wild animals at food time. They would attack each other growling & hissing and spitting .. grab food and run with it .. it was a circus sideshow.
The last couple of times I had one of the cats actually jump on me, knocked the tray out of my hands, and subsequently food went everywhere.
My cats aren't small cats, the smallest weighs 10lbs, and they have all their claws (big ones I might add lol) so it was a little unnerving, to say the least, for them to act like that.
Now that they are back on kibble everything is back to normal, everyone's ready to eat but not so murderously insane about it lol. After this bag of kibble runs out were going to try switching to canned food .. but I'll be honest .. I'm a little apprehensive about it lol.
Anyone else experience similar in a multiple cat household & raw?