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Q: How can I have some cats on a diet and not others?

December 7, 2008 | By maria h. | 11 answers | Expired: 2129 days ago

How can I have some cats on a diet and not others?

I have 12 cats.They vary in age from 3 years to 13 years. A few are butterballs and would do well on lower calorie food but the lean ones need the calories. They only get dry food...generally Iams and the food is out all the time as they eat at different times of the day.

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Aradiay6
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Dec 07, 2008

With that many cats I'd say you need to keep the ones that need a diet separate or get them all on the same eating schedule and feed them individually.

You also might just put out low-calorie food and give the leaner cats some wet food in addition to the dry so they get the extra calories.

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matthew s.
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Dec 07, 2008

I have one cat that is on a diet and the other can eat as he wants and doesn't gain weight. What I do is keep the non diet food in high places because I know the one that is on the diet can't jump as high. It has been working for years.

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Christi R.
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Dec 08, 2008

I use to have a 2 year old cat that was allergic to a lot of things in cat food so she was on a special food from the vet. I also had a kitten which needed more nutrients than was in the special food for the older cat. What I did was got them on a common eating time and I would put each in a separate room during feeding time and just fed them 3 times a day instead of leaving the food out all day. They learned quickly when it was feeding time and that they should eat to keep them full until the next feeding time. It worked out well for me.

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