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I've switched Sabby's food again to Wellness canned food. I bought one 5.5-ounce can of each flavor to see what flavor he likes best. I intend to buy that flavor by the pallet when it's determined which he likes best.

I read the information on the label that says a typical 8-10 pound cat will eat 6 oz of food per day. Sabby is 17-20 pounds so I figure he'd eat around 12 oz of food per day. So I was going to feed him two 5.5 oz cans every day. It's not really working out that way, though.

I notice that he can't finish the whole can in one sitting, so I will start buying the 3 oz cans instead of the 5 oz. That's fine. I wouldn't mind (and the vet wouldn't mind) if he lost a little weight. I know he won't be able to eat a 3 oz can in one sitting either and the leftovers are supposed to be wrapped up and refrigerated. I like to leave a little bit of food out for him in case his blood sugar drops.

So here's my question: How do I leave food out for him when it goes bad so quickly?
 

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I have seen auto feeders that aren't too expensive and you can set a timer to open them up. The food stays fresh until the feeder section opens. I thinks drsfostersmith.com carries them.
 

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Are you feeding canned food only? I give my girls canned as a meal and leave out dry while I'm at work during the day. This has been the standard feeding pattern for every cat my family has owned.
 

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I've been feeding canned food only due to Sabby's diabetes.

I saw those feeders you're talking about, Freds Mom, at PetSmart yesterday. I might invest in one if I can't figure out another good solution.

Thank you for your comments!
 

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Could you feed him the canned as a meal and just leave out a little dry during the day of a diabetic dry food? I have the same problem you do with wet...my cats will only eat a smidge of it at a time. Of course they are not diabetic, so they just get dry most of the time.
I get 5.5 oz cans but I wrap up the can with the leftover food still in it, in foil then put that in a ziplock bag so that it doesn't stink up the fridge! It is cheaper to buy in the larger cans. :D
 

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My cats can only eat about 1/2 of a 3 oz. can in one sitting. It would be a great idea if you could feed him 1/2 of a 3 oz. can morning some in the afternoon and the evening. I know it has directions on the back of the can but you really do it according to your cat, as long as what you're doing is not more than what the can is saying to feed. I don't think you can leave wet food out due to it going bad but if you're home most of the time at least it's easier to feed him throughout the day. :wink:
 

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I opened the last 5.5 oz can this morning and cut it in half. I put one half in the fridge and gave the other half to him right after he got his insulin injection. He ate all of the half I gave him! He keeps changing the rules on me. :?

I think I'll start giving him the 3 oz can whole at least to start and if there's still leftovers when I get home in the evening I'll cut it in half and feed him when I get home as well as right before bed.

Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I really appreciate your help!
 
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