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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2024, 12:47:25 PM »
Ooooh they are gorgeous and look very happy and healthy.  I'm sorry to hear about your medical condition, doesn't sound nice and I imagine it can be quite frustrating.  The one good thing with cats is they are very self sufficient (unlike dogs lol).  I assume they are indoor only cats or do they venture out?

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2024, 02:07:48 AM »
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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2024, 04:52:21 AM »
Even though I would prefer them to eat what I think they should I would rather throw away uneaten food that was there if they wanted it.

Perhaps I am now contradicting myself?

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2024, 03:59:33 AM »
They always have plenty of dry food and water!.

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2024, 11:27:15 AM »
it certainly sounds like you've got it under control.  As long as your furbabies have dry food and water they will not starve ;)

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2024, 05:55:13 AM »
For the time being I have decided to take my cues from them.
As previously written they were given 4 pouches a day, often all at the same time, plus an unlimited amount of dry (due to a sleep problem I have, I often can’t feed them twice a day)
They are not perturbed if the wet food is many hours old if it is still wet and not dried up, as sometimes when I feed them the next day I will leave the previous day’s leftovers out and they will eat that as well as the fresh food.
I have recently been putting down 2 pouches once a day, and that is almost all being eaten, also they still have an unlimited supply of dry food.
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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2024, 18:57:45 PM »
I would leave good quality dry food out in a bowl- for them to graze on all day.  I would then only offer wet food once a day to start with.  Offer a small amount and if they are hungry they will eat it.  Most cats like their food fresh, straight from the packet.  My guys get wet food in the morning and again at tea time.

Good luck

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2024, 17:56:39 PM »
agree with wet food twice a day and dry just out down once

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2024, 15:08:30 PM »
Thank you for your suggestions. :thanks:

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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2024, 11:00:04 AM »
I would leave good quality dry food out in a bowl- for them to graze on all day.  I would then only offer wet food once a day to start with.  Offer a small amount and if they are hungry they will eat it.  Most cats like their food fresh, straight from the packet.  My guys get wet food in the morning and again at tea time.

Good luck
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Re: Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2024, 21:14:47 PM »
I would limit the dry food if you want them to eat more wet, and even though the food is covered, it might not seem fresh enough for them, which could be putting them off.
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Cats not eating what I think they should
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2024, 17:22:26 PM »
I have two female cats both four years old.
I put out four pouches of wet food food daily (sometimes only once a day, sometimes twice) into two microchip cat feeders that open and close automatically when the cats approach or leave, that means the food is covered when not being eaten and stays fresher.


They also have an unlimited supply of dry food from a gravity feeder that they can free-feed from.

Often they don't eat all the wet food, sometimes a considerable amount is left.
I have tried various brands and types.

I do wish that they would eat more of the wet food so that is not wasted.
What do you think I should do ?
1. Cut down the wet food and let them free-feed on dry.
2. Limit (or even remove) the dry food.

However, the last thing I want is for them to be hungry!!
« Last Edit: April 02, 2024, 01:58:12 AM by papa cat »

 


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