I was hoping you could give me some advice. I want very badly to start feeding my boys raw and in addition to being completely overwhelmed by all the research necessary, I am a little concerned as to how to figure out the logistics of their meal schedule. I already ran into a problem recently in which working fifteen hour days for a week pushed back their meals to the point that Alex was getting an upset tummy. This seems to have resolved itself by leaving more dry food after they eat their canned in the morning when I know it's going to be a long day so they're not so hungry when dinner gets delayed. It's not an ideal situation but it works right now. Do you feed your cats more than twice a day? If so, how do you accomplish that if you are arriving home late? I know a lot of people have helpers at home -- family, significant others, roommates, etc.--but I live alone with no one nearby to petsit. Also, my boyfriend lives out of town and when I visit him, I do leave them to their own devices from Friday night to Sunday night by leaving dry food out. Again, not ideal but it works for now. And they're good about only eating until their full. Do you go away for weekends? When you do, do you have to hire a sitter even if your only away for a night or two? I would have to hire a pet sitting service and that's really not in my budget at the moment.
If anyone could share any tips, tricks, anecdotes, advice, etc as to how you keep your furfaces on a meal schedule--most especially a raw diet-- with an erratic work schedule, it would be MUCH appreciated.
Thanks in advance!